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Persuasive Password Security

Weiricb, D; Sasse, MA; (2001) Persuasive Password Security. In: Tremaine, Marilyn (Mantei), (ed.) Proceedings of (CHI '01) Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (pp. 139 - 140). ACM: USA: New York. Green open access

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Abstract

Users of password-protected systems have to be persuaded to follow certain regulations to keep systems secure. This paper describes the results of a first study of the mental models, metaphors, attitudes and skills users hold with respect to password mechanisms. It shows that users are currently not motivated to adopt proper password practices. They do not believe that they ultimately can stop somebody from getting into the system, or that somebody getting in could cause them any serious personal harm. We recommend a novel approach to the design of training and online support, which is based on an appropriate use of fear appeals.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Persuasive Password Security
Event: (CHI '01) Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/634067.634152
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/634067.634152
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/20251
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