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Exploration and field study of a password manager using icon-based passwords


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Kemal Bıçakcı, NB Atalay, M Yüceel, Oorschot PC Van


Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

We carry out a hybrid lab and field study of a password manager program, and report on usability and security. Our study explores iPMAN, a browser-based password manager that in addition uses a graphical password scheme for the master password. We present our findings as a set of observations and insights expected to be of interest both to those exploring password managers, and graphical passwords. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

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