Correct horse battery staple: exploring the usability of system-assigned passphrases

  title={Correct horse battery staple: exploring the usability of system-assigned passphrases},
  author={R. Shay and P. Kelley and Saranga Komanduri and Michelle L. Mazurek and B. Ur and Timothy Vidas and L. Bauer and N. Christin and L. Cranor},
  • R. Shay, P. Kelley, +6 authors L. Cranor
  • Published in SOUPS 2012
  • Computer Science
  • Users tend to create passwords that are easy to guess, while system-assigned passwords tend to be hard to remember. Passphrases, space-delimited sets of natural language words, have been suggested as both secure and usable for decades. In a 1,476-participant online study, we explored the usability of 3- and 4-word system-assigned passphrases in comparison to system-assigned passwords composed of 5 to 6 random characters, and 8-character system-assigned pronounceable passwords. Contrary to… CONTINUE READING
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