This study is designed to explore what are the most common and most suggested way to create passwords with better security, especially for the group of people who set their personal information as a part of their passwords. This study was conducted under survey methods, the participants were randomly collected from the students at Missouri S&T as well as online crowdsourcing internet, Amazon Mechanical Turk. The results of this study illustrated that more than 50% of the participants are still using putting personal information in their password regardless how insecure and unsuggested this move is. With the concern of this phenomenon, 150 results collected from the survey were interpreted and analyzed to provide a better guide for password setup and password security.
Ma, Yizhi and Twyman, Nathan W., "Cybersecurity: Personal Information and Password Setup" (2018). MWAIS 2018 Proceedings. 20.