Authenticating Users by Word Association
Authors: S. L. Smith

Date: 1987
Publication: Computers and Security, Number 6?
Page(s): 464 - 470
Publisher: Elsevier Science
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Abstract or Summary:
Testing word associations, as an extension of simple password entry, may be a practical means of verifying the identity of individual computer users. If each user specifies his/her own cue-response associations, then responses will be easy to remember. It should be easy for legitimate users to respond correctly to word association testing, but virtually impossible for potential intruders. Such testing should also prove easy for a computer to process.

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