New Insights into PINs
Authors: Per Thorsheim

Date: December 2013
Publication: 5th International Conference on Passwords (Passwords13 Bergen)
Source: Currently no known Internet copy of paper.

Abstract or Summary:
Continuing upon great work from Daniel Amitay, Joseph Bonneau (and others & Cambridge), as well as analysis from Nick Berry at, I'm currently doing work to further analyze how people choose their PINs. Especially I'm interested in demographic differences in users selection of PINs longer than 4 digits, looking for association elements used that could be country/region specific. Note: Video of presentation:

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