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Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 01:06:37 -0400
From: Peregrine <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] Discuss the contest in the media?

I'd say that drawing attention to the fact that there is such a contest,
and that it is still in progress (though closed to submissions), is a good
idea. We'd like people to use the contest winners, since they're likely to
be good password hashing functions.

On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 12:07 AM, Justin Cappos <> wrote:

> Hmm.   I wonder if I start to mention other candidates in an interview if
> that is going to irritate any creator whose entry is not mentioned.   I
> tend to stay away from picking favorites for these reasons...
> I'm not a journalist so I don't control what gets covered / won't be
> interviewing anyone.
> The question I asked is if media attention about the contest is welcome...
>   However, maybe it would be easier to ask: does anyone feel the contest
> should not be mentioned?
> Thanks,
> Justin
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 11:30 PM, Bill Cox <> wrote:
>> Since I'm not a judge, my opinion counts for little, but I think some
>> things here are newsworthy.  Personally, Makwa seems way more interesting
>> than PolyPassHash.  If you want the inside story on creating the most
>> awesome password defense, interview Solar Designer... just my $0.02...
>> Bill

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