Effectiveness and Soundness of Commercial Password Strength Meters
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Date: 27 Jul 2015
Document Type: Briefing Papers
Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2015
We present a novel and comprehensive examination of the effectiveness and soundness of commercial password meters and their impacts on password security. The experiments are backed with a collection of state-of-the-art password cracking algorithms in both academia and industry. We show that some of the popular meters are stunningly inaccurate.