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Security evaluation for graphical password

Abdul Manaf, Azizah and Mohd. Daud, Salwani and Masrom, Maslin and Lashkari, Arash Habibi (2011) Security evaluation for graphical password. In: Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer-Verlag, Dijon, pp. 431-444. ISBN 978-364221983-2

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21984-9_37


Nowadays, user authentication is one of the important topics in information security. Text-based strong password schemes could provide with certain degree of security. However, the fact that strong passwords being difficult to memorize often leads their owners to write them down on papers or even save them in a computer file. Graphical Password or Graphical user authentication (GUA) has been proposed as a possible alternative solution to text-based authentication, motivated particularly by the fact that humans can remember images better than text. All of Graphical Password algorithms have two different aspects which are usability and security. This paper focuses on security aspects of algorithms that most of researchers work on this part and try to define security features and attributes. Unfortunately, till now there isn't a complete evaluation criterion for graphical password security. At first, this paper tries to study on most of GUA algorithm. Then, collects the major security attributes in GUA and proposed an evaluation criterion.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pure recall-based GUA, cued recall-based GUA, Recognition based GUA, graphical password, security, attack patterns, brute force, dictionary attack, guessing attack, spyware, shoulder surfing, social engineering attack, password entropy, password space.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:29588
Deposited On:19 Mar 2013 08:06
Last Modified:04 Feb 2017 06:58

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