AuthorAdam Caudill

Announcing the 2015 Crypto & Privacy Village Challenges

We are pleased to announce the details for the for the 2015 Crypto & Privacy Village Challenges! In cooperation with the DEF CON Crypto & Privacy Village, we are running two special challenges, with the winners to be announced on Saturday, August 8th. The challenges are are in two categories: backdooring existing software, and designing something from scratch. Each category will be judged...

Welcome Tony!

The Underhanded Crypto Contest is pleased to announce that Tony Arcieri has joined the team as a contest organizer! Tony joins Taylor Hornby and myself (Adam Caudill) in coordinating all that is involved in making this project a success as we expand. We have some big plans for the future, some of which we will be announcing at the DEFCON Crypto & Privacy Village on August 7th. On Monday, we...

Announcing the Underhanded Champs! (2014)

Congratulations! John Meacham (winner) Gaëtan Leurent (second place) Before we get into the details of the winning entries, we’d like to thank our fantastic team of judges: Jean-Philippe Aumasson Frank Denis 0xabad1dea (Melissa Elliott) Daira Hopwood Juliano Rizzo Tomás Touceda Justin Troutman Florian Mendel Without the hours they spent pouring over submissions, testing, debating, and...

Announcing a new judge: Florian Mendel (2014)

At the request of our judging team, we have added another judge – Florian Mendel. Florian will help round-out the skillsets represented in our judging team. This contest is a challenge to judge as there are many ways to win – and each of these approaches requires a different skillset to fully understand the implications of the technique(s) used. Because of this, we have tried to build...

Announcing the 2014 Judges

We are very excited to officially announce the judges for the first annual Underhanded Crypto Contest! The judges we have are great, and we are incredibly honored that these amazing professionals have decided to play a key role in this project and volunteered their time to help make this a success. On behalf of myself and Taylor Hornby, we wish to express our sincerest appreciation to them...

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