Competition seeks better password hashes

Noted Swiss cryptographer Jean-Philippe Aumasson has opened a competition
to help create better password hashing alternatives for widescale adoption.

The principal cryptographer at Switzerland-based Kudelski Security, who has
designed cryptographic functions BLAKE, BLAKE2 and SipHash, told Black
Hat attendees organisations were too frequently using inadequate password
hashing methods like MD5.

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