Corpus ID: 3846612

Measuring Human-Chosen PINs : Characteristics , Distribution and Security

  title={Measuring Human-Chosen PINs : Characteristics , Distribution and Security},
  author={D. Wang},
  • D. Wang
  • Published 2015
  • Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) are ubiquitously used in computer systems where user input interfaces are constrained, such as ATMs, POS terminals, electronic doors and mobile devices. Yet, so far little attention has been paid to this important kind of authentication credentials, especially for 6-digit PINs which dominate in Asian countries and are gaining popularity worldwide. Unsurprisingly, many fundamental questions (e.g., what’s the distribution that human-chosen PINs follow… CONTINUE READING

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