Why Autocorrect for Passwords Is a Great Idea


Autocorrect for passwords looks like a bad idea at first sight. But turns out that  it is actually a good idea when done properly!

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Password Autocorrect Without Compromising Security

    Intuitively, auto-correcting passwords would seem to be a terrible idea, and the worst security-for-convenience tradeoff in technology history. But a team of academics from Cornell University, MIT and a Dropbox security engineer say that the degradation of security from the introduction of such an authentication mechanism is negligible.

    presented their findings in a paper called “pASSWORD tYPOS and How to Correct Them Securely” at the recent IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. The paper describes a framework for what the team calls typo-tolerant passwords that significantly enhances usability without compromising security.

    pASSWORD tYPOS and
    How to Correct Them Securely


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