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Pages: 9859-9864
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.2346

Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain

ANALYSING OF THE PASSWORD HABITS OF THE FRESHMEN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING STUDENTS ON THE OBUDA UNIVERSITY

G. Kiss

Obuda University (HUNGARY)
We see almost in every month in the news a service provider was attacked again by hackers and the have put the username and the passwords on the Internet (encrypted username and password). The time of decryption depends on the length and complication of the used passwords. We find the information security is a very important question today when we use lot of systems and we store the important information on devices, in cloud and so on.

The aim of this research is to analyse the Password Habit of the of the freshmen mechanical engineering and safety technology students. We want to see the information security awareness level of the entering students after the final exam in secondary grammar school.

The students filled out an information security awareness questionnaire at the first week at the University. The students had to say, how long password they are using by the most important systems like e-mail, community sites, and so on. The longer password is safer then shorter as we know. The following important question is how complicated is the used password. Is it include just lowercase letters, or include some uppercase letters too? Is it include maybe numbers or special characters like “;” or “,”? We need to know some more information about the used passwords. How often change the students these passwords? Are they using same passwords by different systems or one same password? In that case if they use same password it is more important to be the password complicated in other case if it is hacked, the attackers can log on in other systems too what the students use.

The safety technology engineer students will learn more about the information security at the University in the following years than the mechanical engineering students.

The hypothesis was that the safety engineering students would achieve better results in the Password Habit. After the analysing we could see ot hypothesis war correct or not.
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title = {ANALYSING OF THE PASSWORD HABITS OF THE FRESHMEN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING STUDENTS ON THE OBUDA UNIVERSITY},
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G. Kiss (2017) ANALYSING OF THE PASSWORD HABITS OF THE FRESHMEN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING STUDENTS ON THE OBUDA UNIVERSITY, INTED2017 Proceedings, pp. 9859-9864.
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