Kamouflage : loss-resistant password management

Bojinov, Hristo, Bursztein, Elie, Boyen, Xavier, & Boneh, Dan (2010) Kamouflage : loss-resistant password management. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6345, pp. 286-302.

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We introduce Kamouflage: a new architecture for building theft-resistant password managers. An attacker who steals a laptop or cell phone with a Kamouflage-based password manager is forced to carry out a considerable amount of online work before obtaining any user credentials. We implemented our proposal as a replacement for the built-in Firefox password manager, and provide performance measurements and the results from experiments with large real-world password sets to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of our approach. Kamouflage is well suited to become a standard architecture for password managers on mobile devices.

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ID Code: 69171
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 15th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, Athens, Greece, September 20-22, 2010.
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Keywords: Computer Communication Networks , Management of Computing and Information Systems , Data Encryption , Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15497-3_18
ISSN: 1611-3349
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Springer-Verlag
Copyright Statement: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15497-3_18
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2014 22:18
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2014 14:04

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