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Password strength and memorability

In: Proceedings of FIKUSZ '11

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  • András Keszthelyi

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    (Óbuda University)

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Users can be authenticated by three different ways: on the basis of what they know (password/pin), or what they have (smartcard etc.), or what they are (biometrics). The price and complexness of these methods increases in this order. One would think that the more complex or more expensive a method the better its efficiency is. This is not true by all means. A high enough security level can be reached by the cheapest and simplest method, by applying passwords. Of course, there are a few rules of thumb must be kept in mind.

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This chapter was published in: Pál Michelberger (ed.) Proceedings of FIKUSZ '11, , pages 23-30, 2011.

This item is provided by Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management in its series Proceedings of FIKUSZ '11 with number 23-30.

Handle: RePEc:pkk:sfyr11:23-30

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