KoreLogic's Password Cracking Contest at DEF CON

The contest has finished, Hashcat has won!

What: The premier annual password cracking contest sponsored by KoreLogic.

Where: DEF CON 31 - Las Vegas, NV, USA, and over the Internet.

When: 48 hours, from 11 AM Las Vegas time (US/Pacific) Friday, August 11th, 2023 to 11 AM LV time Sunday, August 13th.

Who: Anyone can play. Teams of people will do best.

Why: To help push the envelope of password cracking techniques / methodologies and to challenge password crackers' skills.

Winning: The team with the most points, wins.

Introduction and Rules

How to Register

How to Submit Cracks

Download Contest Hashes

Registered Teams

Scores and Graphs

About This Year's Passwords

Past Years' Contests

PGP key for submissions

PGP key for a human (defcon-2023-contest@korelogic.com)

New to password cracking? Check out the DEF CON Password Cracking Village

Updates: Watch this site and @CrackMeIfYouCan@infosec.exchange for updates.