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
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.
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