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Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:42:38 -0500
From: Bill Cox <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] escrypt funding disclosure

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 7:58 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> Hi,
> For the sake of transparency, I'd like to inform the PHC community (and
> anyone else reading this e.g. in list archives) that Openwall's work on
> our upcoming PHC submission tentatively known as escrypt is partially
> funded under the DARPA Cyber Fast Track program.  (Thanks, mudge and the
> people currently running the program!)
> And in case people wonder: there has been absolutely no influence from
> DARPA on the direction of our work on escrypt (nor on anything else we
> do).  We wrote the proposal, it was accepted (verbatim), and we're
> working on the project as originally proposed.

Sweet.  I've worked on a couple of really bad DARPA funded projects,
but that's another story.  I think that's money well spent.  From what
I see, your guys' work is the best work being done in this
competition.  The DARPA guys picked a winner, IMO.  Thanks for taking
the time to educate the rest of us.


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