Honeywords: Making Password Cracking Detectable

Authors

  • Shubham Sawant omputer Department, Mumbai University Department of Computer Engineering, Terna Engineering College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
  • Pratik Saptal Computer Department, Mumbai University Department of Computer Engineering, Terna Engineering College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
  • Kritish Lokhande Computer Department, Mumbai University Department of Computer Engineering, Terna Engineering College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
  • Karan Gadhave Computer Department, Mumbai University Department of Computer Engineering, Terna Engineering College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
  • Prof. Randeep Kaur Computer Department, Mumbai University Department of Computer Engineering, Terna Engineering College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7324/IJERAT.2018.3218

Abstract

As society is dependent on digital world, the threat continues to rapidly increase. Every year new mechanism against cyber security threats is introduced. At same time the cybercriminals additionally create new techniques to beat these efforts. One in every of the vital security issue is with disclosure of password file. To tune up this issue the concept of honeywords i.e. false password is introduced. We tend to show a straightforward methodology for raising the protection of hashed passwords: the upkeep of additional “honeywords” (false passwords) related to every user’s account. An adversary who steals a file of hashed passwords and inverts the hash function cannot tell if he has found the password or a honeyword. The tried use of a honeyword for login sets off an alarm. An auxiliary server (the “honeychecker”) will distinguish the user password from honeywords for the login routine, and will set off an alarm if a honeyword is submitted.

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Sawant, S. ., Saptal, P. ., Lokhande, K. ., Gadhave, K. ., & Kaur, P. R. . (2018). Honeywords: Making Password Cracking Detectable . International Journal of Engineering Research and Advanced Technology (ijerat) (E-ISSN 2454-6135) DOI: 10.31695/IJERAT, 4(4), 01–06. https://doi.org/10.7324/IJERAT.2018.3218