Multi-touch authentication on tabletops

D. H. Kim, Paul Dunphy, Pamela Briggs, Jonathan Hook, James Nicholson, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

The introduction of tabletop interfaces has given rise to the need for the development of secure and usable authentication techniques that are appropriate for the co-located collaborative settings for which they have been designed. Most commonly, user authentication is based on something you know , but this is a particular problem for tabletop interfaces, as they are particularly vulnerable to shoulder surfing given their remit to foster co-located collaboration. In other words, tabletop users would typically authenticate in full view of a number of observers. In this paper, we introduce and evaluate a number of novel tabletop authentication schemes that exploit the features of multi-touch interaction in order to inhibit shoulder surfing. In our pilot work with users, and in our formal user-evaluation, one authentication scheme - Pressure-Grid - stood out, significantly enhancing shoulder surfing resistance when participants used it to enter both PINs and graphical passwords.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInput, security and privacy policies: the 28th international Conference on Human Factors in Computing systems (CHI'10) - Atlanta, GA, USA.
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

Conference

ConferenceInput, security and privacy policies: the 28th international Conference on Human Factors in Computing systems (CHI'10)
Period1/01/10 → …

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