Title
Evaluating the Accuracy of Password Strength Meters using Off-The-Shelf Guessing Attacks
Abstract
In this paper we measure the accuracy of password strength meters (PSMs) using password guessing resistance against off-the-shelf guessing attacks. We consider 13 PSMs, 5 different attack tools, and a random selection of 60,000 passwords extracted from three different datasets of real-world password leaks. Our results show that a significant percentage of passwords classified as strong were cracked, thus suggesting that current password strength estimation methods can be improved.
Year
DOI
Venue
2020
10.1109/ISSREW51248.2020.00079
2020 IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering Workshops (ISSREW)
Keywords
DocType
ISBN
Password Security,Password-based Authentication,Password Strength Meters,Password Datasets
Conference
978-1-7281-7736-6
Citations 
PageRank 
References 
0
0.34
0
Authors
3
Name
Order
Citations
PageRank
David Pereira100.34
João F. Ferreira2479.91
Alexandra Mendes3124.86