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IACR News item: 20 November 2023

Award Award
We are proud to announce the winners of the 2023 IACR Test-of-Time Award for Asiacrypt.
The IACR Test-of-Time Award honors papers published at the 3 IACR flagship conferences 15 years ago which have had a lasting impact on the field. This year, we are announcing the winners for each conference separately.

The Test-of-Time award for Asiacrypt 2008 is awarded to:

Preimage Attacks on 3, 4, and 5-Pass HAVAL, by Kazumaro Aoki and Yu Sasaki, for providing new attack frameworks in symmetric-key cryptanalysis by formally introducing the Meet-in-the-Middle Preimage Attacks against hash functions, which was later generalized into key-recovery attacks against block ciphers, and collision attacks against hash functions..

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Congratulations to the winners!

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