With an increasing population, social media is a trendy form of sharing information, which can be a massive pitfall for unwary users. With a number of users that are largely untrained in proper password creation methodologies, this influx of information can be damaging. This paper aims to describe current measures of password strength, the current user mindset of password generation and how social media could be used to generate stronger passwords and prevent users from selecting weaker passwords. This paper puts forth an algorithm to aid in the password creation process.

Published in: International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2016)

  • Date of Conference: 10-13 October 2016
  • DOI: 10.2053/iSociety.2016.0028
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-62-9
  • Conference Location: Dublin, Ireland