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Analysing the Usage of Character Groups and Keyboard Patterns in Password Usage
University of Skövde, School of Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre. (Informationssystem (IS), Information Systems)
University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
University of Skövde, School of Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre. (Informationssystem (IS), Information Systems)
2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2019) / [ed] Steven M. Furnell, Nathan L. Clarke, University of Plymouth Press, 2019, p. 155-165Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Even with the advances in different methods for authentication, passwords remain the mostcommon approach for authentication as well as for encryption of user data. Password guessingattacks have grown to be a vital part of computer forensics as well as penetration testing. In thispaper, we seek to provide a statistical analysis of password composition by analyzing whatcharacter sets that are most commonly used in over 1 billion leaked passwords in over 20different databases. Further, we use a survey to analyze if users that actively encrypt data differfrom the norm. The results of this study suggest that American lowercase letters and numbersare the, by far, most commonly used character sets and that users who actively encrypt data usekeyboard patterns and special characters more frequently than the average user.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Plymouth Press, 2019. p. 155-165
Keywords [en]
passwords, password guessing, keyboard patterns, encryption, brute force
National Category
Computer Sciences
Research subject
INF301 Data Science; Information Systems
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17455ISBN: 978-0-244-19096-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-17455DiVA, id: diva2:1337959
Conference
Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2019) International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2019), Nicosia, Cyprus, July 15-17, 2019
Available from: 2019-07-18 Created: 2019-07-18 Last updated: 2019-08-27Bibliographically approved

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