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Shake well before use: two implementations for implicit context authentication

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Publication date09/2007
<mark>Original language</mark>English


ConferenceAdjunct Proc. Ubicomp 2007
CityInnsbruck, Austria
Period1/01/00 → …


Secure device pairing is especially di?cult for spontaneous interaction in ubiquitous computing environments because of wireless communication, lack of powerful user interfaces, and scalability issues. We demonstrate a method to address this problem for small, mobile devices that does not require explicit user interfaces like displays or key pads. By shaking devices together in one hand for a few seconds, they are securely paired. Device authentication happens implicitly as part of the pairing process without the need for explicit user interaction �just for security�. Our method has been implemented in two variants: �rst, for high-quality data collection using wired accelerometers; second, using built-in accelerometers in standard Nokia 5500 mobile phones.