The motivation for initiating the WhibOx contest comes from the growing interest of the industry towards white-box cryptography (most particularly for DRMs and mobile payments) and the obvious difficulty of designing secure solutions in a scientifically valid sense. The conjunction of these phenomena has prompted some companies to develop home-made solutions (with a security relying on the secrecy of the underlying techniques) rather than to rely on academic designs.
In such a context, the competition gives an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to confront their (secretly designed) white-box implementations to state-of-the-art attackers. It also provides attackers and evaluators with new training material.
We hope and believe that new ideas will arise from this contest and that they will have a strong, positive impact on both scientific research and industrial know-how in the field of white-box cryptography.
- Edition 2021
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The WhibOx contest is back for a 3rd edition, this time focusing on public-key white-box cryptography. You think you can obfuscate an ECDSA signature implementation and make its secret key hard to extract? You'd like to break white-box ECDSA candidates? This challenge is made for you!