Strengthening Passwords-Based Authentication

Scott Ruoti, Jeff Andersen, and Kent Seamons

Even with years of research into new authentication technologies, passwords still dominate the authentication landscape. This is due primarily to a combination of security, deployability, and usability that has been difficult to match. While password alternatives exist, their lack of widespread adoption indicates that for the foreseeable future passwords are here to stay.…

Scott Ruoti, Jeff Andersen, and Kent Seamons. 2016. Strengthening passwords-based authentication. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Who Are You?! Adventures in Authentication. USENIX.