Passwords have been used for many years in the security of computer systems. The password mechanism has not changed in recent years and has several inherent security problems. This paper examines several password problems including sniffers, dictionary and brute force attacks. A specific Department of Defense incident is cited to illustrate a method to thwart sniffers followed by several suggestions intended to increase the security of the password process.
Kruck, S. E.; Sciandra, John R.; and Forcht, Karen A.
"New concepts in password management,"
Journal of International Information Management: Vol. 10
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jiim/vol10/iss2/4