Usability and security of gaze-based graphical grid passwords

Arianezhad, Majid, Stebila, Douglas, & Mozaffari, Behzad (2013) Usability and security of gaze-based graphical grid passwords. In Adams, Andrew & Murata, Kiyoshi (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science [Financial Cryptography and Data Security: FC 2013 Workshops, USEC and WAHC 2013, Okinawa, Japan, April 1, 2013, Revised Selected Papers], Springer, Okinawa, Japan, pp. 17-33.

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Abstract

We present and analyze several gaze-based graphical password schemes based on recall and cued-recall of grid points; eye-trackers are used to record user's gazes, which can prevent shoulder-surfing and may be suitable for users with disabilities. Our 22-subject study observes that success rate and entry time for the grid-based schemes we consider are comparable to other gaze-based graphical password schemes. We propose the first password security metrics suitable for analysis of graphical grid passwords and provide an in-depth security analysis of user-generated passwords from our study, observing that, on several metrics, user-generated graphical grid passwords are substantially weaker than uniformly random passwords, despite our attempts at designing schemes to improve quality of user-generated passwords.

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ID Code: 58524
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Proceedings will be published by Springer
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41320-9_2
ISSN: 0302-9743
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 22 Mar 2013 01:41
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 03:42

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