Jiminy: Helping Users to Remember Their Passwords
Authors: Karen Renaud, Elme Smith

Date: September 2001
Publication: Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, SAICSIT '01
Page(s): 73 - 80
Source 1: http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~karen/Papers/pw.pdf

Abstract or Summary:
This paper presents a novel approach to a familiar problem -- that of helping users to choose better passwords, and to remember them. User identification and authentication is an essential aspect of our technologically advanced world, but the difficulty with remembering passwords is well known. This paper presents a mechanism for recording passwords for users by applying a very simple and well-known mechanisms to conceal the passwords from casual intruders while facilitating retrieval of the passwords by the authorized user. A prototype implementation of the scheme, named Jiminy, has been developed. The prototype was evaluated with a small number of users. The results of the evaluation are presented here.

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