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Lösenordsovanor – åldersrelaterat?
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Password obsolete – age related? (English)
Abstract [en]

This study aimed primarily at investigating if the role of age was important regarding password management and password habits of different users. Despite extensive research in password management, the problem remains that users create insecure passwords, leaving personal information and systems vulnerable to attackers. In order to examine users’ different password habits in different age categories, a multi-strategy study was conducted, which consisted of two methods, with both a questionnaire and interviews. The areas discussed in the study were whether the age was important on the user's password habits and the knowledge different users had about attacker's different methods. The study also discusses how the user thought about the creation of passwords in comparison with recommendations from existing studies of how a secure password is created and how the user remembered their password. The results of the surveys show no correlation between the user's age and password habits. However, a possible solution to the problem is finally discussed, as both previous studies and this study proves users today lack knowledge of secure passwords and lack of password habits.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019.
Keywords [sv]
passwords, password management, password habits, differences in password habits, age differences, password authentication, password knowledge
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Computer and Information Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-22245OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-22245DiVA, id: diva2:1380530
Subject / course
Informatics
Available from: 2019-12-19 Created: 2019-12-19 Last updated: 2019-12-19Bibliographically approved

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