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Exploring the Use of Discrete Gestures for Authentication

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Published

Publication date08/2009
Host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2009: 12th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, August 24-28, 2009, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsTom Gross, Jan Gulliksen, Paula Kotzé, Lars Oestreicher, Philippe Palanque , Raquel Oliveira Prates, Marco Winckler
Place of publicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages205-213
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-03657-6
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceINTERACT 2009, 12th IFIP TC13 Conference in Human-Computer Interaction
CityUppsala, Sweden
Period26/08/0928/08/09

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume5727
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceINTERACT 2009, 12th IFIP TC13 Conference in Human-Computer Interaction
CityUppsala, Sweden
Period26/08/0928/08/09

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.

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