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Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2013 02:02:38 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
To: Jeffrey Goldberg <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] History question

On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 03:56:25PM -0600, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
> To what extent is it fair to write "the PHC grew out of discussion from #passwords12" ?

Disclaimer: I was not at Passwords^12, at least not physically. ;-)

I think it mostly did not, although Passwords^12 has helped get some of
the panel members involved.

I think JP's interest in running this competition and his prior
experience with the SHA-3 competition played a bigger role.  Without
that, we would probably not be having a competition (although some of us
would probably propose new password hashing schemes in 2013-2015
anyway - just fewer and without this competition process).


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