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Empirically Measuring and Evolving Common Password Heuristics

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title
Empirically Measuring and Evolving Common Password Heuristics
author
Sontheimer, David F.
abstract
Passwords remain a common authentication method, yet contemporary manual password generation methods maintain weak passwords - an ongoing challenge in cybersecurity. Despite password policies designed to require harder-to-guess passwords, compromising a user password remains one of the most common methods of data breach. We consider the possibility that users select current password generation methods for ease of recall instead of resilience against attack.
subject
Cryptographic Hashing Functions
Cyber Security
Network Security
Password Cracking
Password Generation
Password Strength
contributor
Fulp, Errin W (committee chair)
Turkett, William H (committee member)
Gage, H. Donald (committee member)
date
2022-05-24T08:36:11Z (accessioned)
2022-05-24T08:36:11Z (available)
2022 (issued)
degree
Computer Science (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/100766 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Thesis

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