Your song your way: Rhythm-based two-factor authentication for multi-touch mobile devices

Yimin Chen, Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang

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Abstract

Multi-touch mobile devices have penetrated into everyday life to support personal and business communications. Secure and usable authentication techniques are indispensable for preventing illegitimate access to mobile devices. This paper presents RhyAuth, a novel two-factor rhythm-based authentication scheme for multi-touch mobile devices. RhyAuth requires a user to perform a sequence of rhythmic taps/slides on a device screen to unlock the device. The user is authenticated and admitted only when the features extracted from her rhythmic taps/slides match those stored on the device. RhyAuth is a two-factor authentication scheme that depends on a user-chosen rhythm and also the behavioral metrics for inputting the rhythm. Through a 32-user experiment on Android devices, we show that RhyAuth is highly secure against various attacks and also very usable for both sighted and visually impaired people.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2686-2694
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781479983810
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 21 2015
Event34th IEEE Annual Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, IEEE INFOCOM 2015 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Apr 26 2015May 1 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
Volume26
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Other

Other34th IEEE Annual Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, IEEE INFOCOM 2015
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period4/26/155/1/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Chen, Y., Sun, J., Zhang, R., & Zhang, Y. (2015). Your song your way: Rhythm-based two-factor authentication for multi-touch mobile devices. In 2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2015 (pp. 2686-2694). [7218660] (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM; Vol. 26). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/INFOCOM.2015.7218660