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CMU scheme uses shared visual cues to help people remember multiple passwords
December 4, 2013
It turns out that the way to keep track of your many passwords to online accounts is the same as how to get to Carnegie Hall--practice, practice, practice. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have devised a scheme that enables users to create 100 or more passwords by remembering--and regularly rehearsing--a small number of one-sentence stories. The story sentences become the basis for password fragments that are randomly combined to create unique, strong passwords.
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