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Research Improves Ease and Security of Password Protections

  • April 04, 2014
In a paper presented at the 2014 Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium, researchers offered innovative options to improve the security of two-factor authentication systems while also ensuring the systems’ usability.
In a paper presented at the 2014 Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium, researchers offered innovative options to improve the security of two-factor authentication systems while also ensuring the systems’ usability.

“There have been many attacks on servers that store passwords lately, such as the breaches at PayPal and LinkedIn,” said Nitesh Saxena, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and a core member of the UAB Center for Cyber Security.

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Research Publication: "Two-Factor Authentication Resilient to Server Compromise Using Mix-Bandwidth Devices Maliheh Shirvanian, Stanislaw Jarecki, Nitesh Saxena and Naveen Nathan." The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) , February 2014




UAB doctoral student Maliheh Shirvanian, co-author of a paper presented at the 2014 Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium, explains two-factor authentication schemes.

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