In this paper, we propose a new proactive password checker, a program which prevents the choice of easy-to-guess passwords. The checker uses a decision tree, constructed applying the minimum description length principle and a pessimistic pruning technique. Experimental results show a substantial improvement in performance of this checker compared to previous proposals. Moreover, the whole software package we provide has a user-friendly interface, enabling the system administrator to configure an ad hoc password proactive checker, in order to satisfy certain policy requirements.

Hyppocrates: A New Proactive Password Checker

BLUNDO, Carlo;D'ARCO, Paolo;DE SANTIS, Alfredo;GALDI C.
2004

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In this paper, we propose a new proactive password checker, a program which prevents the choice of easy-to-guess passwords. The checker uses a decision tree, constructed applying the minimum description length principle and a pessimistic pruning technique. Experimental results show a substantial improvement in performance of this checker compared to previous proposals. Moreover, the whole software package we provide has a user-friendly interface, enabling the system administrator to configure an ad hoc password proactive checker, in order to satisfy certain policy requirements.
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