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The report “Directional Password Online Guessing”

Invited by Jiangsu Information Security Research Center and School of Computer Science and Technology, in February 28, 2017, Professor Xinyi Huang from Fujian Normal University made an academic report in Mingli Building 402. Professor Futai Zhang hosted this report. Many teachers and students participated. The title of the report is “Directional Password Online Guessing”.

Xinyi Huang received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia. He is currently a Professor at Fujian Normal University and Co-Director of Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Network Security and Cryptology. His research interests include cryptography and network security. He has published more than 100 research papers in refereed international conferences and journals. His work has been cited more than 1700 times at Google Scholar (H-Index: 23). He Preside over the National Natural Science Foundation, Henry Fok young Foundation and other research projects. He is in the Editorial Board of IEEE TDSC and IJIS, and has served as the program/general chair or program committee member in over 40 international conferences.

The report focuses on the ubiquitous identity authentication based on password. The directional password online guessing mainly studies the relationship between the password and our personal information. Professor Huang makes a comparison of password authentication, hardware token authentication and biometric authentication to conclude that the password authentication will still be the main authentication method for a long time. NIST SP800-63-2 and NIST SP800-118 propose that the failure number is 30 in 100 days. However, Professor Huang’s experiments show that this scheme is not secure.

The report ended with a heated discussion among Professor Huang, the teachers and the students.