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Exploring the Use of Discrete Gestures for Authentication

Chong, Ming Ki and Marsden, Gary (2009) Exploring the Use of Discrete Gestures for Authentication. In: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, pp. 205-213. ISBN 978-3-642-03657-6

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Abstract

Research in user authentication has been a growing field in HCI. Previous studies have shown that peoples' graphical memory can be used to increase password memorability. On the other hand, with the increasing number of devices with built-in motion sensors, kinesthetic memory (or muscle memory) can also be exploited for authentication. This paper presents a novel knowledge-based authentication scheme, called gesture password, which uses discrete gestures as password elements. The research presents a study of multiple password retention using PINs and gesture passwords. The study reports that although participants could use kinesthetic memory to remember gesture passwords, retention of PINs is far superior to retention of gesture passwords.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Additional Information: Full paper acceptance rate: 27%
Uncontrolled Keywords: User authentication ; gesture passwords ; discrete gestures
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 42428
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2009 17:24
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:00
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/42428

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