Seeing beyond visibility: A four way fusion of user authentication for efficient usable security on mobile devices

Farzana Rahman, Md Osman Gani, Golam Mushih Tanimul Ahsan, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed

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Abstract

Security and usability plays an important role in the success in today's computer, mobile, and technology based system. In these systems, security gets higher priority for high security measures ignoring the fact that the system may lead to an unusable one. However, everyday technology users need a system that is usable and also safe. In this paper, we propose a novel approach for usable security for mobile system i.e. a mobile system that will be usable and also secured. Traditional mobile device authentication techniques do not consider the combination of user biometrics, environmental information, and information provided by the sensors within the pervasive system. In this paper, we present a four way fusion of user authentication techniques for efficient usable security on mobile devices. In this approach user is not required to remember any alphanumeric password. The location traces, gait pattern, emotion of user and context of an image is used as metric for authentication. This system silently does authentication using location traces and gait pattern of its user. If the silent authentication fails then system authenticates its users based on user's emotion sequence and an image context previously stored by the user. Our proposed fusion based authentication technique can be useful for numerous real life scenarios where mobile device security is important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 8th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability - Companion, SERE-C 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages121-129
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781479958436
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 17 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability - Companion, SERE-C 2014 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Jun 30 2014Jul 2 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 8th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability - Companion, SERE-C 2014

Other

Other8th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability - Companion, SERE-C 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period6/30/147/2/14

Keywords

  • Emotion
  • Gait Pattern
  • Image Context
  • Location Trace
  • Mobile authentication
  • Usable Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Rahman, F., Gani, M. O., Ahsan, G. M. T., & Ahamed, S. I. (2014). Seeing beyond visibility: A four way fusion of user authentication for efficient usable security on mobile devices. In Proceedings - 8th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability - Companion, SERE-C 2014 (pp. 121-129). [6901649] (Proceedings - 8th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability - Companion, SERE-C 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SERE-C.2014.30