Evaluation of Professional Cloud Password Management Tools
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- Schougaard D., Dragoni N., Spognardi A. (2016) Evaluation of Professional Cloud Password Management Tools. In: Casteleyn S., Dolog P., Pautasso C. (eds) Current Trends in Web Engineering. ICWE 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9881. Springer, Cham
Strong passwords have been preached since decades. However, lot of the regular users of IT systems resort to simple and repetitive passwords, especially nowadays in the “service era”. To help alleviate this problem, a new class of software grew popular: password managers. Since their introduction, password managers have slowly been migrating into the cloud. In this paper we review and analyze current professional password managers in the cloud. We discuss several functional and non-functional requirements to evaluate existing solutions and we sum up their strengths and weaknesses. The main conclusion is that a silver bullet solution is not available yet and that this type of tools still deserve a significant research effort from the privacy and security community.