Graphical authentication : an architectural design specification

Pierce, J., Warren, Matthew, Mackay, David and Wells, Jason 2004, Graphical authentication : an architectural design specification, in 2nd Australian Computer,Networks & Information Forensics Conference Proceedings, Australian Computer,Networks & Information Forensics Conference, Perth, W.A., pp. 76-82.

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Title Graphical authentication : an architectural design specification
Author(s) Pierce, J.
Warren, Matthew
Mackay, David
Wells, Jason
Conference name Australian Computer,Networks & Information Forensics. Conference (2nd : 2004 : Perth, Western Australia)
Conference location Perth, Western Australia
Conference dates 25 November 2004
Title of proceedings 2nd Australian Computer,Networks & Information Forensics Conference Proceedings
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2004
Conference series Australian Computer,Networks & Information Forensics Conference
Start page 76
End page 82
Publisher Australian Computer,Networks & Information Forensics Conference
Place of publication Perth, W.A.
Keyword(s) authentication
human-computer interaction
IT security
Summary Graphical authentication is proposed as an alternative to password, smartcard, and biometric authentication as it uses the innate ability of humans to recognise visual stimuli. Despite passionate debate surrounding their privacy and invasiveness issues, smartcards and biometrics require an excessive amount of extra hardware for widespread deployment. Conversely graphical authentication extends existing infrastructure as it builds largely on the foundations of passwords with one important difference: it takes humans into account as they are better at recognising visual stimuli than recalling text-based passwords. This paper follows a preceding proof of concept paper and essentially outlines the architectural and technical design for a graphical authentication solution.
ISBN 0729805719
9780729805711
Language eng
Field of Research 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005280

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