Passwords: Security vs Usability?
Per Thorsheim (Evry) (Short tutorial)
Very often security takes the blame, when bad usability design is the root cause of the problem, and vice versa.
Implementing good password policies can be difficult. Making them work well from a usability perspective is even more difficult. Protecting systems and users from compromise due to bad password storage solutions makes it no easier.
This tutorial will go through examples of written and technical implementations of password policies across websites, pcs and mobile devices. We'll continue to look at examples of bad usability related to handling user registration, authentication and password resets. At the end we'll show examples on how to implement good practice security while still maintaining a high level of usability.
Target audience: Intermediate