Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2016/104

Open Sesame: The Password Hashing Competition and Argon2

Jos Wetzels

Abstract: In this document we present an overview of the background to and goals of the Password Hashing Competition (PHC) as well as the design of its winner, Argon2, and its security requirements and properties.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / Password Hashing Competition, Argon2, Memory-Hard Hash Functions, GPU-FPGA-ASIC password cracking

Date: received 8 Feb 2016

Contact author: a l g m wetzels at gmail com

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