The true cost of unusable password policies: password use in the wild

@inproceedings{Inglesant2010TheTC,
  title={The true cost of unusable password policies: password use in the wild},
  author={Philip Inglesant and M. Angela Sasse},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2010}
}
HCI research published 10 years ago pointed out that many users cannot cope with the number and complexity of passwords, and resort to insecure workarounds as a consequence. We present a study which re-examined password policies and password practice in the workplace today. 32 staff members in two organisations kept a password diary for 1 week, which produced a sample of 196 passwords. The diary was followed by an interview which covered details of each password, in its context of use. We… CONTINUE READING
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