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6th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance (HAISA 2012)

6th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance (HAISA 2012)
Crete, Greece, June 6-8, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-84102-317-5

Title: Multi-Factor Authentication Using Hardware Information and User Profiling Techniques
Author(s): Adeeb Alnajjar, Helge Janicke
Reference: pp160-173
Keywords: Authentication, Profiling, Multi Factor Authentication,
Abstract: This paper presents a multi-factor authentication approach that extends traditional username-password authentication with hardware and user behaviour pro ling techniques. The aim of the approach is to improve the reliability of authentication by computing trust and con dence scores against user pro les. Based on the level of trust, the access control mechanisms may then choose to (un-)lock certain functions or even classify the access as an attack and redirect the user to a honey-pot to gather additional information about the attacker that can be used for a trace-back. The novelty of the approach is that it observes the correlation between users' behaviours and their hardware usage as implicit veri cation procedures to discriminate the usage of the user-name and password entry.
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