Researchers find new ways to help computer users protect their passwords

December 17, 2014


Kevin Juang, right, and Joel Greenstein talk about the password systems they developed.

Computers can be fortified with firewalls and the latest anti-virus software, but even the best security programs might be for nothing if hackers can get their hands on your password.

Sometimes all it takes is for a hacker to peek over your shoulder while you’re logging into an account. Some computer users make hackers’ jobs even easier by writing down passwords and sticking them to the edge of their screens.

It’s a minefield that has inspired a team of Clemson University researchers to find new ways of protecting passwords without making it too difficult for computer users to remember and type them. Read Full Story »

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December 17, 2014