The Tangled Web of Password Reuse

@inproceedings{Das2014TheTW,
  title={The Tangled Web of Password Reuse},
  author={Anupam Das and Joseph Bonneau and Matthew Caesar and Nikita Borisov and XiaoFeng Wang},
  booktitle={NDSS},
  year={2014}
}
Today’s Internet services rely heavily on text-based passwords for user authentication. The pervasiveness of these services coupled with the difficulty of remembering large numbers of secure passwords tempts users to reuse passwords at multiple sites. In this paper, we investigate for the first time how an attacker can leverage a known password from one site to more easily guess that user’s password at other sites. We study several hundred thousand leaked passwords from eleven web sites and… CONTINUE READING
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