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The Effects of Password Length and Complexity on Password Resiliency

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Title:The Effects of Password Length and Complexity on Password Resiliency
Authors:Navor, Preston
Date Issued:Nov 2021
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi — West Oʻahu
Abstract:Passwords serve as a primary method for users to access systems and accounts. Even malicious actors with minimal cyber security knowledge can break into a user’s account if the password is weak enough and easy to guess. This study examines at the password length and complexity as variables for password strength. A total of 9 passwords of varying lengths and complexity were selected. As passwords are often stored as hashes, the hashes of these passwords will be computed and hashcat will be used to try to crack the passwords.
Description:A student presentation to the Fall 2021 Student Research and Creative Works Symposium
Pages/Duration:1 page
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Appears in Collections: Student Research Symposium

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