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Current Cites for October 2009

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 10/31/09 (12:18pm)

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Current Cites for October 2009 is out! You can find the issue here...

I wrote about an interesting study of how people deal with the plethora of login passwords (hint: it ain't pretty). What stood out in the article was the realization (finally) that maybe it's the convoluted systems themselves rather than the poor user that's the problem.

Anyway, the thing is called "Password Authentication from a Human Factors Perspective: Results of a Survey among End-Users" (pdf). It's short and well worth a read.