Corpus ID: 5015544

Preventing Weak Password Choices

@inproceedings{Spafford1991PreventingWP,
  title={Preventing Weak Password Choices},
  author={E. Spafford},
  year={1991}
}
A common problem with systems that use passwords for authentication results when users choose weak passwords. Weak passwords are passwords that arc easy to guess, or likely to be found in a dictionary attack. Thus, the choice of weak passwords may lead to system compromisation. Methods exist to prevent users from selecting and using weak passwords. One common method is to compare user choices against a list ofunRcceptable words. The problem with. this approach is the amount of space required to… Expand
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