sesa 20(22): e4

Research Article

Development of a Multifactor-Security-Protocol System Using Ambient Noise Synthesis

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.163979,
        author={Agbotiname Lucky Imoize and Boluwatife Samuel Ben-Adeola and John Adetunji Adebisi},
        title={Development of a Multifactor-Security-Protocol System Using Ambient Noise Synthesis},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Security and Safety},
        keywords={Multifactor-Authentication, One-Time-Passkey (OTP), Security systems, Bluetooth connectivity, Sound-synthesis, Cyber security, Internet of Things (IoT)},
  • Agbotiname Lucky Imoize
    Boluwatife Samuel Ben-Adeola
    John Adetunji Adebisi
    Year: 2020
    Development of a Multifactor-Security-Protocol System Using Ambient Noise Synthesis
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.163979
Agbotiname Lucky Imoize1,*, Boluwatife Samuel Ben-Adeola1, John Adetunji Adebisi1
  • 1: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria
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The escalating cases of security threats on the global scene, especially in the cyberspace, demands urgent need to deploy sophisticated measures to mitigate these calamitous threats. To this end, various lock mechanisms have been developed and deployed to prevent access to control systems from potential intruders. This paper provides a solution to this pervasive problem, addressing concerns on the physical and virtual components of an access control system. A locally generated One-Time-Passkeys (OTPs) was created, leveraging ambient noise as entropy input. The system was deployed on an Arduino microcontroller embedded in a safe-cabinet secured with a 12V solenoid lock. The design was implemented and tested against standard metrics. Results achieved include algorithmic optimizations of existing local OTP protocol implementations, and the realization of a safe lock module, which interfaces with a mobile application developed on Android over a secured Bluetooth connection.