Scramble the password before you type it

Jikai Li, Logan Stecker, Ethan Zeigler, Thomas Holland, Daan Liang

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3 Scopus citations


Password is widely used for digital authentication. There are a few conflicting issues about password: A strong password must be a long string without obvious patterns; The safe and convenient way to store the password is to memorize it; People cannot remember strong passwords easily. To remember their passwords, people usually create weak passwords and reuse the passwords across sites. Password server is not secure as we hope for. Millions of hashed passwords were leaked and cracked in the last few years. It is important that people increase the password strength on the client side. In this work, we propose a mechanism that increases the password strength on the client side. A password and a few simple facts remembered by the user are used as input to create a strong password. The proposed mechanism also allows user to easily create strong password which is site-unique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends and Advances in Information Systems and Technologies
EditorsLuis Paulo Reis, Alvaro Rocha, Sandra Costanzo, Hojjat Adeli
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319777115
StatePublished - 2018
Event6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, WorldCIST 2018 - Naples, Italy
Duration: Mar 27 2018Mar 29 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


Conference6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, WorldCIST 2018


  • Authentication
  • Hashing
  • Password
  • Scramble


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