Visual Password Checker
Date: July 2013
Publication: Proceedings of the 9th Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security, SOUPS 2013
Source 1: http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/soups/2013/posters/soups13_posters-final19.pdf
Abstract or Summary:
Proactive password checkers have been widely deployed on the user registration pages of many web sites. All password checkers we are aware of show the estimated security strength as a 1-D bar with a textual description and/or a numeric strength score. Some password checkers also provide hints about how to choose stronger passwords, but very few reveal detail about the underlying password strength estimation algorithm.
This poster presents a novel scheme for designing password checkers which provides users with immediate feedback about multiple threats detected on the current password choice through 2-D visual guidance in order to influence users to define stronger passwords based on the visual feedback.
Do you have additional information to contribute regarding this research paper? If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.