Password Security http://wesa.fm en New System Uses Photos to Help People Remember Passwords http://wesa.fm/post/new-system-uses-photos-help-people-remember-passwords <p>Do you have trouble keeping track of your passwords without writing them down or using the same one for all your logins?</p><p>Carnegie Mellon researchers have created a new system that combines photos and memory techniques to help people remember their passwords.</p><p>The system, which is now being turned into a mobile app, was created by Jeremiah Blocki, a Ph.D. student at CMU, Manuel Blum, a professor, and Anupam Datta, an associate professor.</p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Tim Camerato 21067 at http://wesa.fm CMU Researchers Use Inkblots To Improve Password Security http://wesa.fm/post/cmu-researchers-use-inkblots-improve-password-security <p>Psychiatrists have been using inkblots to reach into the minds of their patients for almost a century, but now, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are using the splotches to protect your passwords.</p><p>The new security setting, called GOTCHA (Generating panOptic Turing Tests to Tell Computers and Humans Apart) has users create a password. The computer then generates several colorful inkblots and asks the user to describe each image with a phrase. When the user returns, they’re asked to input their password and match the inkblots with their custom phrases.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:23:46 +0000 Michael Lynch 19501 at http://wesa.fm