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Password memorability and security: empirical results

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  • Jeff Yan
  • Blackwell Alan
  • Ross Anderson
  • Alasdair Grant
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2004
<mark>Journal</mark>IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine
Issue number5
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)25-31
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Users rarely choose passwords that are both hard to guess and easy to remember. To determine how to help users choose good passwords, the authors performed a controlled trial of the effects of giving users different kinds of advice. Some of their results challenge the established wisdom.