A note on proactive password checking

Yan, Jeff (2001) A note on proactive password checking. In: New Security Paradigms Workshop. Proceedings of the 2001 New Security Paradigms Workshop . ACM, New York, pp. 127-135. ISBN 1581134576

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Nowadays, proactive password checking algorithms are based on the philosophy of the dictionary attack, and they often fail to prevent some weak passwords with low entropy. In this paper, a new approach is proposed to deal with this new class of weak passwords by (roughly) measuring entropy. A simple example is given to exploit effective patterns to prevent low-entropy passwords as the first step of entropy-based proactiv¢ password checking.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 85023
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Mar 2017 16:46
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2020 07:07
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/85023

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