International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Information Technology | India | Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014 | Rating: 6.7 / 10

(t, n) Threshold Scheme to Enhance the Security of the Password Repository

Malladi Venkata Naga Kiranmai | Avinab Marahatta | K. Suresh Babu [3]

Abstract: Passwords unit of measurement the foremost widespread and represent the first line of defense in computer-based security systems; despite the existence of further attack-resistant authentication schemes. Thus on reinforce watchword security, it's imperative to strike a balance between having enough rules to stay up good security and not having too many rules which may compel users to need evasive actions which could, in turn, compromise security. it's noted that the human issue is that the foremost vital half among the protection system for a minimum of three gettable reasons; it is the weakest link, the only real issue that exercises initiatives, furthermore as a result of the problem that transcends all the alternative components of the total system. This illustrates the importance of social engineering in security designs, {and therefore and thus and thus the indisputable fact that security is so operate of every technology and human factors; bearing in mind the actual fact that there could also be no technical hacking in vacuum. This paper examines this divergence among security engineers as regards the principles governing best practices among the employment of passwords: have to be compelled to they be written down or memorized; changed typically or keep permanent? It put together tries to elucidate the facts encompassing variety of the myths associated with computer security. This paper posits that poorness of requisite balance between the factors of technology and factors of humanity is to blame for the purgatory posture of watchword security connected problems. It's thus recommended that, among the handling of watchword security issues, human factors have to be compelled to lean priority over technological factors. The paper proposes the employment of the (k, n)-Threshold theme, just like the Shamir's secret-sharing theme, to strengthen the protection of the watch word repository. This presupposes associate degree inclination towards writing down the password: after all, Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver do not appear to be memorized; they are keeping.

Keywords: Cryptography, Computer Security, Social Engineering, Human Hacking

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014,

Pages: 2009 - 2016

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