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Shoulder surfing resistance using penup event and neighbouring connectivity manipulation
Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (2010)
  • Miss Laiha Mat Kiah, University of Malaya
Abstract

Picture-based password has been proposed as an alternative authentication method to replace text-based password. Ensuring the security of picture-based password is not a simple task as picture-based objects are a lot easier to access and remember and can thus be easily guessed. In particular, shoulder surfing attack still remains as the main security threat encountered by many picture-based password authentication schemes, especially in drawmetric authentication scheme. In this paper, a novel shoulder surfing resistance mechanism has been proposed and evaluated. The proposed mechanism utilises penup event and neighbouring connectivity manipulation into a revised Background Pass-Go scheme. From the evaluation result, it has proven that the proposed mechanism achieves better results in resisting shoulder surfing attack while, at the same time, allowing a larger password space.

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Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Miss Laiha Mat Kiah. "Shoulder surfing resistance using penup event and neighbouring connectivity manipulation" Malaysian Journal of Computer Science Vol. 23 Iss. 2 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/misslaiha_matkiah/2/