The International Conference on PASSWORDS 2014, Trondheim, Norway. This is the 7th event of the series, sponsored by the FRISC research network. The local organization is by the Department of Telematics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.
The Passwords conference was launched in 2010 as a response to the lack of robustness and usability of current personal authentication practices and solutions. Annual participation has doubled over the past three years.
The technical and practical problem addressed by the conference is illustrated by the fact that more than half a billion user passwords have been compromised over the last five years, including breaches at internet companies such as Adobe, Twitter, Forbes, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and LivingSocial. Yet passwords, PIN codes, and similar remain the most prevalent method of personal authentication. Clearly, we have a systemic problem.
Passwords is the singular conference gathering researchers, password crackers, and enthusiastic experts from around the globe, aiming to better understand the challenges surrounding the methods personal authentication and passwords, and how to adequately solve these problems. The Passwords conference series seek to provide a friendly environment for participants with plenty opportunity to communicate with the speakers before, during, and after their presentations. (https://passwordscon.org/)
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