“ Ten strikes and you ’ re out ” : Increasing the number of login attempts can improve password usability

@inproceedings{Brostoff2003TS,
  title={“ Ten strikes and you ’ re out ” : Increasing the number of login attempts can improve password usability},
  author={Sacha Brostoff and M. Angela Sasse},
  year={2003}
}
Many users today are struggling to manage an increasing number of passwords. As a consequence, many organizations face an increasing demand on an expensive resource – the system administrators or help desks. This paper suggests that re-considering the “3strikes” policy commonly applied to password login systems would be an immediate way of reducing this demand. We analyzed 10 weeks worth of system logs from a sample of 386 users, whose login attempts were not restricted in the usual manner… CONTINUE READING
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