Using a Combination of Sound and Images to Authenticate Web Users
Date: September 2003
Publication: 17th Annual Human Computer Interaction Conference, HCI 2003
Source 1: http://www.antonella_de_angeli.talktalk.net/files/Pdf/USING%20A%20COMBINATION%20OF%20SOUND%20AND%20IMAGES%20TO%20AUTHENTICATE%20WEB%20USERS.pdf
Source 2: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.125.8413&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Passwords and pin numbers are ubiquitous even though they are basically flawed and cause problems for users due to memory workload. There is a need for other mechanisms to be investigated. This paper explores a mechanism for web-based authentication which does not require any expensive hardware or extra software. Two evaluations were conducted using a combination of sound and images to authenticate web site users – exploiting users’ associative memory strengths. The results and findings are presented, and conclusions drawn.
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