Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks. 9th International Conference, QShine 2013, Greader Noida, India, January 11-12, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

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GAS: A Novel Grid Based Authentication System

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-37949-9_51,
        author={Narayan Gowraj and Srinivas Avireddy and Sruthi Prabhu},
        title={GAS: A Novel Grid Based Authentication System},
        proceedings={Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks. 9th International Conference, QShine 2013, Greader Noida, India, January 11-12, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={QSHINE},
        year={2013},
        month={7},
        keywords={GAS Grid system authentication dynamic auth-pattern (AP)},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-37949-9_51}
    }
    
  • Narayan Gowraj
    Srinivas Avireddy
    Sruthi Prabhu
    Year: 2013
    GAS: A Novel Grid Based Authentication System
    QSHINE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-37949-9_51
Narayan Gowraj1,*, Srinivas Avireddy1,*, Sruthi Prabhu1,*
  • 1: Anna University
*Contact email: ngowraj@yahoo.com, tholi1033@yahoo.com, shruthe92@yahoo.com

Abstract

With the evolving trends in technology, providing security for the users is an essential goal of the application. Authentication is one such important aspect of security which provides access control for the users of an application. The common method to provide authentication is by using a username/password pair .Graphical password authentication has proved to be more powerful and useful when compared to traditional textual password authentication. In this paper we propose a novel graphical password based authentication system called GAS(Grid based Authentication System). We focus our attention on the epigram, “It is easy to remember what we see rather than what we hear”. The methodology involves choosing a pattern called Auth Pattern which is formed by placing images in a given grid. We have chosen an optimal size for the grid as 8*8.Our proposed system considers very important parameters such as user memory and length of the password. Considering these parameters we compare our system with the state of the art authentication systems to prove our methodology’s efficiency.