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Android smudge attack prevention techniques

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security

Publisher : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer Verlag,

Source : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer Verlag, Volume 385, p.23-31 (2016)

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ISBN : 9783319232577

Keywords : Android (operating system), Android securities, Attack prevention, Authentication, Graphical authentications, Graphical patterns, Intelligent systems, Locks (fasteners), Network security, Oily residue, Shoulder surfing, Smudge, Smudge attack, Touch screens, Wheels

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering, Centre for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks

Center : TIFAC CORE in Cyber Security

Department : cyber Security

Year : 2016

Abstract : pGraphical patterns are widely used for authentication in touch screen phones. When a user enters a pattern on a touch screen, epidermal oils of his skin leave oily residues on screen called smudge. Attackers can forensically retrieve this smudge which can help them to deduce the unlock pattern. In this paper we analyze some existing techniques and propose new techniques to prevent this attack. We propose Split pattern, Wheel lock, Random PIN lock and Temporal lock to reduce or prevent smudge attack. Usability and shoulder surfing resistance were also considered while designing these techniques. This paper explains how the proposed techniques are effective against smudge attacks. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016./p

Cite this Research Publication : M. D. Amruth and Praveen, K., “Android smudge attack prevention techniques”, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 385, pp. 23-31, 2016.

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