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HuMan: Creating Memorable Fingerprints of Mobile Users
2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, Lugano, Switzerland, 19-23 March 2012: Proceedings
  • Gupta PAYAS, Singapore Management University
  • Kiat Wee TAN, Singapore Management University
  • Narayanasamy RAMASUBBU, Singapore Management University
  • David LO, Singapore Management University
  • Debin GAO, Singapore Management University
  • Rajesh Krishna BALAN, Singapore Management University
Publication Type
Conference Proceeding Article
Publication Date
3-2012
Abstract
In this paper, we present a new way of generating behavioral (not biometric) fingerprints from the cellphone usage data. In particular, we explore if the generated behavioral fingerprints are memorable enough to be remembered by end users. We built a system, called HuMan, that generates fingerprints from cellphone data. To test HuMan, we conducted an extensive user study that involved collecting about one month of continuous usage data (including calls, SMSes, application usage patterns etc.) from 44 Symbian and Android smartphone users. We evaluated the memorable fingerprints generated from this rich multi-context data by asking each user to answer various authentication questions generated from the fingerprints. Results show that the fingerprints generated by HuMan are remembered by the user to some extent and were moderately secure against attacks even by family members and close friends.
Keywords
  • Cell phone,
  • End users,
  • Mobile users,
  • Symbian,
  • Usage data,
  • Usage patterns,
  • User study
ISBN
9781467309059
Identifier
10.1109/PerComW.2012.6197540
Publisher
IEEE
City or Country
Piscataway, NJ
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Additional URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PerComW.2012.6197540
Citation Information
Gupta PAYAS, Kiat Wee TAN, Narayanasamy RAMASUBBU, David LO, et al.. "HuMan: Creating Memorable Fingerprints of Mobile Users" 2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, Lugano, Switzerland, 19-23 March 2012: Proceedings (2012) p. 479 - 482
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_lo/79/