POSTER: Password Entering and Transmission Security
Authors: Gamze Canova, Melanie Volkamer, Simon Weiler

Date: November 3 2014
Publication: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS '14)
Page(s): 1418 - 1420
Publisher: ACM
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Abstract or Summary:
The most popular form of user authentication on websites is the use of passwords. When entering a password, it is crucial that the website uses HTTPS (for the entire content). However, this is often not the case. We propose PassSec - a Firefox Add-On to support users to detect password fields on which their password might be endangered. In addition, PassSec displays a non-blocking warning next to the password field, once users click into the password field. The user is provided with possible consequences of entering a password, recommendations and further information if wanted.

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