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An Improved Approach to Secure Authentication and Signing

An Improved Approach to Secure Authentication and Signing
An Improved Approach to Secure Authentication and Signing
We know how to build secure systems but for security measures to be truly effective it is necessary to use keys which are far too large for people to commit to memory. The consequence is that people avoid using security measures or they resort to recording their key information somewhere which they find convenient to access. If any kind of barrier to unauthorised access to this store is used, it is invariably a username and short password or PIN combination. This compromises the effectiveness of primary schemes by presenting an intruder with a weak point to attack. This paper describes a hybrid scheme incorporating an electronic token and biometric verification. The scheme eliminates the need to rely on the user’s memory so it can use keys which are long enough to be effective, yet it is also quick and convenient in use and could be adopted anywhere that presently uses username-password arrangements.
Security Biometric
Argles, David
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Pease, Alex
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Walters, Robert J
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Argles, David
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Pease, Alex
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Walters, Robert J
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Argles, David, Pease, Alex and Walters, Robert J (2007) An Improved Approach to Secure Authentication and Signing. The 2007 International Symposium on Frontiers in Networking with Applications (FINA 2007) In conjunction with The IEEE 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2007)., Canada. 21 - 23 May 2007.

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Abstract

We know how to build secure systems but for security measures to be truly effective it is necessary to use keys which are far too large for people to commit to memory. The consequence is that people avoid using security measures or they resort to recording their key information somewhere which they find convenient to access. If any kind of barrier to unauthorised access to this store is used, it is invariably a username and short password or PIN combination. This compromises the effectiveness of primary schemes by presenting an intruder with a weak point to attack. This paper describes a hybrid scheme incorporating an electronic token and biometric verification. The scheme eliminates the need to rely on the user’s memory so it can use keys which are long enough to be effective, yet it is also quick and convenient in use and could be adopted anywhere that presently uses username-password arrangements.

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: Event Dates: May 21-23, 2007
Venue - Dates: The 2007 International Symposium on Frontiers in Networking with Applications (FINA 2007) In conjunction with The IEEE 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2007)., Canada, 2007-05-21 - 2007-05-23
Keywords: Security Biometric
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 263587
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263587
PURE UUID: 126c81e1-8a91-4810-9169-06bc89b82e08

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Date deposited: 21 Feb 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:44

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