We carry out a hybrid lab and field study of a password manager program, and report on usability and security. Our study explores iPMAN, a browser-based password manager that in addition uses a graphical password scheme for the master password. We present our findings as a set of observations and insights expected to be of interest both to those exploring password managers, and graphical passwords.

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Keywords field study, graphical passwords, password managers, security and usability
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29889-9_9
Bicakci, K. (Kemal), Atalay, N.B. (Nart Bedin), Yuceel, M. (Mustafa), & Van Oorschot, P. (2012). Exploration and field study of a password manager using icon-based passwords. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-29889-9_9