Persuasion for Stronger Passwords: Motivation and Pilot Study
Authors: Alain Forget, Sonia Chiasson, P.C. van Oorschot, Robert Biddle

Date: June 2008
Publication: Proceedings of the International Conference on Persuasive Technology (PT) 2008
Page(s): 140 - 150
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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Abstract or Summary:
Text passwords are the ubiquitous method of authentication, used by most people for most online services. Many people choose weak passwords that are vulnerable to attackers who simply guess all the passwords within the most probable password spaces. This paper describes a lightweight password creation mechanism that uses Persuasive Technology to influence users to create stronger passwords. Results from a pilot study show that our Persuasive Text Passwords (PTP) prototype system successfully influenced users to create and
remember more secure passwords.

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