VaultIME: Regaining User Control for Password Managers Through Auto-Correction

  title={VaultIME: Regaining User Control for Password Managers Through Auto-Correction},
  author={Le Guan and Sadegh Farhang and Yu Pu and Pinyao Guo and Jens Grossklags and Peng Liu},
Users are often educated to follow different forms of advice from security experts. For example, using a password manager is considered an effective way to maintain a unique and strong password for every important website. However, user surveys reveal that most users are not willing to adopt this tool. They feel uncomfortable or even threatened, when they grant password managers the privilege to automate access to their digital accounts. Likewise, they are worried that individuals close to them… 
A Typo-Tolerant Password Authentication Scheme with Targeted Error Correction
  • Xin Chen, Xinyi Huang, Y. Mu, Ding Wang
  • Computer Science
    2019 18th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications/13th IEEE International Conference On Big Data Science And Engineering (TrustCom/BigDataSE)
  • 2019
A typo-tolerant password authentication scheme with targeted error correction that first uses fuzzy judgment to determine whether the input password contains personal information, and then correct the password according to the result of the fuzzy judgment.


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