Philosophical Survey of Passwords

Qureshi, M. Atif and Younus, Arjumand and Khan, Arslan Ahmed (2009) Philosophical Survey of Passwords. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Over the years security experts in the field of Information Technology have had a tough time in making passwords secure. This paper studies and takes a careful look at this issue from the angle of philosophy and cognitive science. We have studied the process of passwords to rank its strengths and weaknesses in order to establish a quality metric for passwords. Finally we related the process to human senses which enables us to propose a constitutional scheme for the process of password. The basic proposition is to exploit relationship between human senses and password to ensure improvement in authentication while keeping it an enjoyable activity.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Context of password, password semantics, password cognition, constitution of password, knowledge-based authentication
Subjects:Computer Science > Dynamical Systems
ID Code:6691
Deposited By: International Journal of Computer Science Issues, IJCSI
Deposited On:14 Nov 2009 11:35
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57


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