Examination of a New Defense Mechanism: Honeywords

  title={Examination of a New Defense Mechanism: Honeywords},
  author={Ziya Alper Genç and S{\"u}leyman Kardas and Mehmet Sabir Kiraz},
  booktitle={IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive},
It has become much easier to crack a password hash with the advancements in the graphicalprocessing unit (GPU) technology. An adversary can recover a user’s password using brute-force attack on password hash. Once the password has been recovered no server can detect any illegitimate user authentication (if there is no extra mechanism used). In this context, recently, Juels and Rivest published a paper for improving the security of hashed passwords. Roughly speaking, they propose an approach for… CONTINUE READING
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