A Process for Supporting Risk-Aware Web Authentication Mechanism Choice
Author(s): Karen Renaud

Date: September 2007
Publication: Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Volume 92, Issue 9
Page(s): 1204 - 1217
Publisher: Elsevier
Source 1: http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~karen/Papers/ress.pdf
Source 2: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2006.08.008 - Subscription or payment required

Abstract or Summary:
Web authentication is often treated as a one-size-fits-all problem with ubiquitous use of the password. Indeed, authentication is seldom tailored to the needs of either the site or the target users. This paper does an in-depth analysis of all the vulnerabilities of authentication mechanisms, and proposes a structured and simple process which, if followed, will enable developers to choose a web authentication mechanism so that it matches the needs of their particular site.



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