Design and analysis of shoulder surfing resistant PIN based authentication mechanisms on google glass

Dhruv Kumar Yadav, Beatrice Ionascu, Sai Vamsi Krishna Ongole, Aditi Roy, Nasir Memon

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Abstract

This paper explores options to the built-in authentication mechanism of the Google Glass which is vulnerable to shoulder surfing attacks. Two simple PIN-based authentication techniques are presented, both of which provide protection against shoulder surfing. The techniques employ two interfaces for entering the PIN, namely, voice (Voice-based PIN) and touchpad (Touch-based PIN). To enter the same PIN, user has the freedom to choose either technique and thereby interface, as per the environment in which authentication is being performed. A user study was conducted with 30 participants to compare the performance of the proposed methods with the built-in technique. The results show that the proposed mechanisms have a significantly better login success rate than the built-in technique. Interestingly, although the average authentication times of the proposed methods are higher than that of the built-in one, the users perceived them as being faster. The results also indicate that the proposed methods have better perceived security and usability than the built-in method. The study reveals that when it comes to authentication on augmented reality devices, there is a need for authentication mechanisms that complement each other as users tend to prefer a different interface in different contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFinancial Cryptography and Data Security - FC 2015 International Workshops BITCOIN, WAHC, and Wearable, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsNicolas Christin, Kurt Rohloff, Michael Brenner, Nicolas Christin, Michael Brenner, Benjamin Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, Kurt Rohloff
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages281-297
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783662480502, 9783662480502
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, FC 2015 2nd Workshop on Bitcoin Research BITCOIN 2015, 3rd Workshop on Encrypted Computing and Applied Homomorphic Cryptography, WAHC 2015, and 1st Workshop on Wearable Security and Privacy, Wearable 2015 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: Jan 30 2015Jan 30 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8976
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, FC 2015 2nd Workshop on Bitcoin Research BITCOIN 2015, 3rd Workshop on Encrypted Computing and Applied Homomorphic Cryptography, WAHC 2015, and 1st Workshop on Wearable Security and Privacy, Wearable 2015
CountryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Period1/30/151/30/15

Keywords

  • Authentication
  • Google Glass
  • PIN
  • Security
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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