KoreLogic's Password Cracking Contest at DEF CON

The contest has finished!

Hashcat has won the Pro division.

Goolickers has won the Street division.

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

Where: DEF CON 30 - Las Vegas, NV, USA, and over the Internet.

When: 48 hours, from 11 AM Las Vegas time (US/Pacific) Friday, August 12th, 2022 to 11 AM LV Time Sunday, August 14th.

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

Details about hash sets used

Past Years' Contests

PGP key for submissions

PGP key for a human (defcon-2022-contest@korelogic.com)

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

Updates: Watch this site and @CrackMeIfYouCan for updates.