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Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 12:01:40 -0700
From: Dan Tentler <>
Subject: Re: Upcoming Password cracking contest at Defcon (shhh
 its a secret).

Heh - more like 'time to get djohn working properly' :D

On 6/1/10 9:53 AM, Minga Minga wrote:
> All,
> This hasn't been announced yet - but I am running a password cracking contest
> at the Defcon security conference this year.
> I will be giving out approx. 50,000 password hashes and the winner is the team
> thats cracks the most/gets the most points in 48 hours. There will be a nice
> prize ($$$) from my company for the winning team.
> I will post more information later about it later, but just wanted to
> give you all
> a heads up about it now.
> Ive created the password lists to both reward and punish brute forcers ;)
> I really want to see what other techniques people are using to crack passwords,
> (GPU ? large clusters? smart rules? etc) and I want people to share
> their techniques
> with others. Im really curious what software people are going to use.
> So, time to plan your trip to Vegas.
> -Minga
> KoreLogic

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