Oct 03

NIST.gov – Computer Security Division – Computer Security Resource Center

NIST announced Keccak as the winner of the SHA-3 Cryptographic Hash Algorithm Competition and the new SHA-3 hash algorithm in a press release issued on October 2, 2012. Keccak was designed by a team of cryptographers from Belgium and Italy, they are:

Guido Bertoni (Italy) of STMicroelectronics,

Joan Daemen (Belgium) of STMicroelectronics,

Michaël Peeters (Belgium) of NXP Semiconductors, and

Gilles Van Assche (Belgium) of STMicroelectronics.

A more detailed announcement is available here. This selection marks the end of the SHA-3 competition.

A report on the final round of the competition will be published in the near future.

via NIST.gov – Computer Security Division – Computer Security Resource Center.