I recently gave a talk about my master thesis "Creation, Authentication and Recovery of Passwords" at the Young Researchers Day in Graz. You can find the presentation and details about the event below.
There are several tools on the Internet that rate the quality of a password, though the reliability of those tools is questionable. How can one guarantee that the entered password is not transmitted to a 3rd party and added to a password database? In my master thesis I have analyzed the strength of passwords and here I want to give a short overview of what I consider a good password. ...continue reading →
It is recommended to have more than one password, preferably each website / service we are using should have its own unique password. Obviously this is not an easy task to master, especially for websites / services that are only rarely visited. Writeing down the password in an unencrypted text-file is an option, but it is not recommended due to security concerns. Writeing it down on a piece of paper is easy, but one might lose that piece of paper, or worse, somebody else might steal it. ...continue reading →