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Title: Towards authentication via selected extraction from electronic personal history
Author: Nosseir, Ann
ISNI:       0000 0004 2668 4068
Awarding Body: The University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2007
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Confidential electronic services such as chat, e-commerce and banking services should be accessible by their clients at any time and from anywhere. This sets new requirements for a cheap, usable, and safe authentication mechanism. Knowledge-based authentication, such as the use of passwords, is relatively convenient, easy and cheap to implement. However, it suffers from memorability problems that lead to insecure behaviour such as users writing down passwords, or choosing guessable passwords. The best techniques that build on the how the human memory operates use personal information and images. However, these techniques are also more vulnerable to guessability (De-Angeli et al. 2005)attacks especially by friends and family.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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