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2016 Call for Sponsors

Update (2016-06-06): The sponsors have been selected! See the 2016 prize announcement. Sponsoring the 2016 Underhanded Crypto Contest is a great way to show that your organization supports innovative attack-oriented research into making cryptocurrencies more secure. We’re looking for a couple of organizations to sponsor the first and second place prizes for this year’s contest. The...

Rules for the 2016 Underhanded Crypto Contest

Introduction The Underhanded Crypto contest was inspired by the famous Underhanded C Contest, which is a contest for producing C programs that look correct, yet are flawed in some subtle way that makes them behave inappropriately. This is a great model for demonstrating how hard code review is, and how easy it is to slip in a backdoor even when smart people are paying attention. The Underhanded...

2016 Underhanded Crypto Contest

The Underhanded Crypto Contest is back for another year! This year we have a special theme: cryptocurrencies. A cryptocurrency is made up of lots of moving parts that interact with each other in subtle ways, so you have more room to play. There are both more components to target and more potential goals. Your backdoor could let you steal secret keys, steal currency, carry out double-spend...

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