Keywords:  Security Engineering and Design,

2021

Are Password Managers Improving our Password Habits?

David Ng, Graduate Student, School of Information, UC Berkeley
Cristian Bravo-Lillo, Lecturer, School of Information, UC Berkeley
Jacky Ho, Graduate Student, School of Information, UC Berkeley
Christian Hercules, Graduate Student, School of Information, UC Berkeley
Stuart Schechter, Lecturer, School of Information, UC Berkeley

Password managers adoptions are becoming the norm these days, but are they also encouraging best practices for its users? Do they use complex and unique passwords or do they just store weak passwords? We discovered that many users ignore password reset notifications. We are motivated to find a path to incentivize users to reset their password and utilize their password managers as it was intended.