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Safer Password Systems

Safer Passwords Systems

The password is an age-old authentication method used by millions of websites and web services for user accounts. Passwords are a brittle security mechanism because password breaches happen regularly, and people often reuse passwords, which exposes users to account compromise.

In this project, we explore ways to help make password systems safer.

Research Areas

Cryptography, Authentication


2019Protocols for checking compromised credentials

Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, pp. 1387-1403. 2019.
Lucy Li, Bijeeta Pal, Junade Ali, Nick Sullivan, Rahul Chatterjee, Thomas Ristenpart

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