Archive for the 'Tools' Category

Ka-Ping Yee and Kragen Sitaker: Passpet

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Read the paper here.
Passpet is a Firefox extension that helps you manage your passwords and protects you from phishing.  You memorize one master secret, and you click on your Passpet to generate a unique password for each site.  The Passpet icon is a randomly chosen animal that differs from user to user.  [...]

Xiang Cao and Lee Iverson: Intentional Access Management

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Read the paper here.
People tend to share files using e-mail instead of file sharing systems.  The authors feel that one of the major obstacles to using file sharing features is the difficulty of end-user access control, and so they decided to analyze this problem.  They looked at the access control mechanism in the [...]

How to Manage Passwords and Prevent Phishing

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

I have an idea about how to solve the phishing problem.  Although proposals to solve phishing are not yet as common as proposals to solve spam, there certainly have been quite a few of them, so you would be right to wonder what makes this proposal any different or any more likely to work.
So, [...]