Password memorability and security: empirical results

Jeff Yan, Alan Blackwell, Ross Anderson, Alasdair Grant

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Abstract / Description of output

Users rarely choose passwords that are both hard to guess and easy to remember. To determine how to help users choose good passwords, the authors performed a controlled trial of the effects of giving users different kinds of advice. Some of their results challenge the established wisdom.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-31
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2004


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