Evaluation of Professional Cloud Password Management Tools

Daniel Schougaard, Nicola Dragoni, Angelo Spognardi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

1144 Downloads (Pure)


Strong passwords have been preached since decades. However,lot of the regular users of IT systems resort to simple and repetitive passwords, especially nowadays in the "service era". To help alleviate this problem, a new class of software grew popular: password managers. Since their introduction, password managers have slowly been migrating into the cloud. In this paper we review and analyze current professional password managers in the cloud. We discuss several functional and nonfunctional requirements to evaluate existing solutions and we sum up their strengths and weaknesses. The main conclusion is that a silver bullet solution is not available yet and that this type of tools still deserve a signficant research effort from the privacy and security community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Trends in Web Engineering : Revised Selected Papers of the ICWE 2016 International Workshops DUI, TELERISE, SoWeMine, and Liquid Web
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-46962-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-46963-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2nd International Workshop on TEchnical and LEgal aspects of data pRIvacy and SEcurity (TELERISE 2016): Affiliated workshop with ICWE 2016 - USI Lugano, Switzerland
Duration: 9 Jun 20169 Jun 2016
Conference number: 2


Conference2nd International Workshop on TEchnical and LEgal aspects of data pRIvacy and SEcurity (TELERISE 2016)
CityUSI Lugano
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


Dive into the research topics of 'Evaluation of Professional Cloud Password Management Tools'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this