Password Sharing and How to Reduce It

Ferreira, Ana and Correia, Ricardo and Chadwick, David W. and Santos, Henrique and Gomes, Rut and Reis, Diogo and Antunes, Luis (2010) Password Sharing and How to Reduce It. In: Chryssanthou, Anargyros and Apostolakis, Ioannis and Varlamis, Iraklis, eds. Certification and Security in Health-Related Web Applications: Concepts and Solutions. Premier Reference Source . Medical Information Science Reference, New York, pp. 243-263. ISBN 9781616928971. (Full text available)

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Password sharing is a common security problem. Some application domains are more exposed than others and, by dealing with very sensitive information, the healthcare domain is definitely not exempt from this problem. This chapter presents a case study of a cross section of how healthcare professionals actually deal with password authentication in typical real world scenarios. It then compares the professionals’ actual practice with what they feel about password sharing and what are the most frequent problems associated with it. Further, this chapter discusses and suggests how to solve or minimize some of these problems using both technological and social cultural mechanisms.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: David Chadwick
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2012 15:37 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 13:33 UTC
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