Lessons from Brain Age on Password Memorability
Authors: Alain Forget, Sonia Chiasson, Robert Biddle

Date: November 2008
Publication: Proceedings of the 2008 Conference on Future Play: Research, Play, Share, Future Play '08
Page(s): 262 - 263
Publisher: ACM
Source 1: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/221643975_Lessons_from_Brain_Age_on_password_memorability/file/79e4151016fdc2db9a.pdf
Source 2: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1496984.1497044 - Subscription or payment required

Abstract or Summary:
User authentication involves establishing a userís right to access a system. Most user authentication is done with text passwords, which have advantages over other approaches, but more secure passwords are often difficult to remember. Nintendoís Brain Age games involve cognitive training which can improve memory. We examined Brain Age in search of insights towards helping users create and remember more secure passwords. Although Brain Age offers no techniques for memorising specific information, we discovered ideas for a new type of serious game that may help with password memorisation: Password Rehearsal Games.

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