- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Technology Policy, Web Development, Cyberdefense/Cybersecurity, Election Security
A Comprehensive Analysis of Passwords
You probably see that many websites like facebook, or amazon require certain password requirements like "Must contain one capital letter, a symbol, a number, etc.". How can this data be used against them? Using some form of rule induction, pattern recognition, or machine learning, as well as one of the many datasets of password leaks available online, find the patterns in how people choose passwords, and how those can be protected. For instance, if people are using a capital letter does, it often appear at the beginning of the password? How often are passwords just English words, as opposed to a random set of characters?