Articles by Ashley Cain

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Ms. Cain is a PhD student in human factors psychology at Old Dominion University where she focuses on the human side of cyber security. She received her master’s degree from San Jose State University in experimental and research psychology.

Usability Comparison of Over-the-Shoulder Attack Resistant Authentication Schemes

Abstract Graphical authentication schemes offer a more memorable alternative to alphanumeric passwords. However, they have been criticized for being susceptible to over-the-shoulder attacks (OSA). To solve this shortcoming, schemes have specifically been designed to be resistant to OSA. Common strategies used to decrease the ease of OSAs are grouping targets among distractors, translating them to […] [Read More]