Viktor Taneski

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Users and their passwords are the weakest link of security, because they tend to create passwords that are not strong, easy to remember and contain words that are familiar to them. Users' lack of security consciousness and their behavior can be influenced by security education. Our research explores the effect of password security training on the strength(More)
Background: Passwords are still the predominant way of authentication in information systems, and are mostly at user's responsibility. They conceive, use, re-use, abuse and forget passwords. In absence of strict password policies and at minimum required user training, passwords tend to be short, easy to remember, connected to the user's personal or(More)
Passwords are a basic authentication method for most information systems. Despite their widespread use, passwords still suffer from a number of problems. Users and their passwords are the Achille’s heel (the weakest link) of security, because they still tend to create passwords that are weak, easy to remember and contain words that a familiar to them. They(More)
Textual passwords were first identified as a weak point in information system's security by Morris and Thompson in 1979. They found that 86% of the passwords were weak: being too short, containing lowercase letters only, digits only or a combination of the two, being easily found in dictionaries. OBJECTIVE: Despite the importance of passwords as the first(More)
Measuring strength of passwords is important in order to ensure the security of password-based authentication. Since passwords are still the most widely used method for authentication, there has been a considerable research on passwords and password strength. Yet, studies related to password still lack of access to plaintext passwords that are created under(More)
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