Security and Privacy in Mobile Information and Communication Systems. Third International ICST Conference, MobiSec 2011, Aalborg, Denmark, May 17-19, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Gesture Authentication with Touch Input for Mobile Devices

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30244-2_2,
        author={Yuan Niu and Hao Chen},
        title={Gesture Authentication with Touch Input for Mobile Devices},
        proceedings={Security and Privacy in Mobile Information and Communication Systems. Third International ICST Conference, MobiSec 2011, Aalborg, Denmark, May 17-19, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBISEC},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={mobile authentication gestures android security},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30244-2_2}
    }
    
  • Yuan Niu
    Hao Chen
    Year: 2012
    Gesture Authentication with Touch Input for Mobile Devices
    MOBISEC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30244-2_2
Yuan Niu1,*, Hao Chen1,*
  • 1: University of California at Davis
*Contact email: niu@cs.ucdavis.edu, hchen@cs.ucdavis.edu

Abstract

The convergence of our increasing reliance on mobile devices to access online services and the increasing number of online services bring to light usability and security problems in password entry. We propose using gestures with taps to the screen as an alternative to passwords. We test the recall and forgery of gesture authentication and show, using dynamic time warping, that even simple gestures are repeatable by their creators yet hard to forge by attackers when taps are added.