Have the cake and eat it too - infusing usability into text-password based authentication systems

@article{Jeyaraman2005HaveTC,
  title={Have the cake and eat it too - infusing usability into text-password based authentication systems},
  author={Sundararaman Jeyaraman and Umut Topkara},
  journal={21st Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'05)},
  year={2005},
  pages={10 pp.-482}
}
Text-password based authentication schemes are a popular means of authenticating users in computer systems. Standard security practices that were intended to make passwords more difficult to crack, such as requiring users to have passwords that "look random" (high entropy), have made password systems less usable and paradoxically, less secure. In this work, we address the need for enhancing the usability of existing text-password systems without necessitating any modifications to the existing… CONTINUE READING
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