A Simple Way of Improving the Login Security
Author(s): Khrosrow Dehnad

Date: November 1989
Publication: Computers and Security, Volume 8, Number 7
Page(s): 607 - 611
Publisher: Elsevier
Source 1: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0167-4048(89)90053-9 - Subscription or payment required

Abstract or Summary:
The login procedure is formulated as a test of hypothesis. The formulation is used to show that the commonly used procedure provides valuable information to a hacker which enables him to use trial and error to gain access to a computer system. A general method for reducing this information is described and its properties studied. The method introduces randomness into the procedure, thus denying a hacker the luxury of trial and error.



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