On Designing a Questionnaire Based Honeyword Generation Approach for Achieving Flatness


Honeyword (or fake password) based authentication technique has become a well-established security mechanism for protecting the original password from the server-side attack. However, there are few underlying issues associated with this technique which are still a matter of concern for the security community. Achieving flatness or producing honeywords that are equally likely to the original password is one such major concern that requires further attention. Though recent studies have made significant efforts to meet this flatness criterion, our analysis shows that they still fall short to address this issue. In this paper, at first, we have made a detailed investigation to define the basic properties for achieving flatness. Followed by this, we have proposed a questionnaire-based authentication technique which can generate significantly flatter list of honeywords compared to existing state-of-the-art. Further study reveals that the proposed technique passes the other essential evaluation criteria of honeyword based authentication technique with flying colors.




Software And Hardware

• Hardware: Processor: i3 ,i5 or more RAM: 4GB or more Hard disk: 16 GB or more Beacon • Software: Operating System : Windows2000/XP/7/8/10 Apache Tomcat server Frontend :-Java(Jsp/Servlet) Backend:- MYSQL Eclipse