April 2017 Monthly Newsletter
Fuzzy Math
Assumptions vs Reality

Usability in Security: 12 Tips for Better, Safer Products

Cybersecurity is a persistent topic in the news these days, with high profile hacks of both individual accounts and entire organizations. Security depends on both the system and the user — the former to lock down data and entry points, the latter to control passwords and other personal keys to access. Design applies to both systems and users, but it plays an especially significant role in security from the end user’s side.

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When asking users to generate passwords, the simple addition of a password meter can positively impact the quality of passwords users create.

Security & Human Factors

Though nearly 20 years old, Jakob Nielsen's thoughts on security here still ring true (the AOL password reference, perhaps, as an exception).
Nielsen Norman Group

Usability v safety: how to design our way to better security

Sure, better password rules can help, but why have passwords at all? Technology is rapidly advancing to help increase security while lowering the effort required by users.
The Guardian

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