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Security B-Sides London 2014

29th April 2014 (that’s a Tuesday)
Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX
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Tuesday, April 29 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Honeywords: Detectable Password Theft LIMITED

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Password theft is an ever increasing problem. One of the challenges of password theft is detecting it. A possible solution to this problem is the use of “Honeywords”.

Honeywords would act in a similar way to a Honeypot on a network, allowing password thefts to be detected by offering purposely seeded “fake” passwords and watching for their usage in a system.

Should one of these passwords be used, the system can flag this for investigation or possibly some automated action to mitigate immediate risk.

This talk examines the implementation of Honeywords, the effectiveness of it as a solution and how the concept can be extended to prevent password dumps being used across services.

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Gavin Holt

Student, Abertay University
Long haired Scottish Hacker, Developer and Security Enthusiast on a mission to educate developers about best practice, the importance of not trusting users and of writing awesome, efficient and secure code . | Student at the University of Abertay Dundee and Vice President of the Abertay Ethical Hacking Society. Loves all things Web Apps and Big Data.

Tuesday April 29, 2014 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Small Hall The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX