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Jiminy: helping users to remember their passwords

Show simple item record Renaud, K Smith, E
dc.contributor.editor Renaud, K.
dc.contributor.editor Kotze, P
dc.contributor.editor Barnard, A 2018-08-23T09:59:37Z 2018-08-23T09:59:37Z 2001
dc.identifier.citation Renaud, K. & Smith, E. (2001) Jiminy: helping users to remember their passwords. Hardware, Software and Peopleware: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, University of South Africa, Pretoria, 25-28 September 2001 en
dc.identifier.isbn 1-86888-195-4
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a novel approach to a familiar problem - that of helping users to choose better passwords, and to remember them. User identification and authentication is an essential aspect of our technologically advanced world, but the difficulty with remembering passwords is well known. This paper presents a mechanism for recording passwords for users by applying a very simple and well-known mechanism to conceal the passwords from casual intruders while facilitating retrieval of the passwords by the authorized user. A prototype implementation of the scheme, named Jiminy, has been developed. The prototype was evaluated with a small number of users. The results of the evaluation are presented here. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Passwords en
dc.subject Information security en
dc.subject Human factors en
dc.subject Memory en
dc.title Jiminy: helping users to remember their passwords en

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