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PSV (Password Security Visualizer): From Password Checking to User Education

Aljaffan, N, Li, Shujun and Yuan, Haiyue (2017) PSV (Password Security Visualizer): From Password Checking to User Education In: Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust: 5th International Conference, HAS 2017; part of HCI International 2017, 2017-07-09 - 2017-07-14, Vancouver, Canada.

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Abstract

This paper presents the Password Security Visualizer (PSV), an interactive visualization system speci cally designed for password se- curity education. PSV can be seen as a recon gurable \box" containing di erent proactive password checkers (PPCs) and visualizers of password security information, allowing it to be used like a \many in one" or \hy- brid" PPC. PSV can provide many new features that do not exist in traditional PPCs, thus having a greater potential to achieve its goals of educating users. Using purely client-side Web-based technologies, we implemented a prototype of PSV as an open-source software tool on a 2-D animated canvas. To evaluate the actual performance of our imple- mented PSV prototype against traditional PPCs, we conducted a semi- structured interview involving 20 human participants. Our qualitative analysis of the results showed that PSV was considered the most in- formative and recommended by most participants as a good educational tool. To the best of our knowledge, PSV is the rst system combining dif- ferent PPCs together for user education, and the user study is the rst of this kind on comparing educational e ectiveness of di erent PPCs (and PPC-like password security tools such as PSV).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Subjects : Computer Science
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Aljaffan, NUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Li, Shujunshujun.li@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Yuan, Haiyuehaiyue.yuan@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2017
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright Springer 2017. The final publication is available at link.springer.com
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID
UNSPECIFIEDSpringer, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords : Password, security, visualization, password strength, pass- word checker, password strength meter, password cracking
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Additional Information : Nouf Aljaffan, Haiyue Yuan and Shujun Li, "PSV (Password Security Visualizer): From Password Checking to User Education," in Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust: 5th International Conference, HAS 2017, Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 9-14, 2017, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 10292, pp. 191-211, 2017
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 03 Mar 2017 14:41
Last Modified : 29 Aug 2017 14:36
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813690

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