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Mobile Authentication

Problems and Solutions


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Markus Jakobsson
    Pages 1-3
  3. Markus Jakobsson, Mayank Dhiman
    Pages 5-24
  4. Markus Jakobsson, Debin Liu
    Pages 25-36
  5. Markus Jakobsson, Ruj Akavipat
    Pages 37-56
  6. Markus Jakobsson, Hossein Siadati
    Pages 57-72
  7. Markus Jakobsson, Hossein Siadati
    Pages 73-90
  8. Markus Jakobsson
    Pages 91-100
  9. Markus Jakobsson, Saman Gerami Moghaddam, Mohsen Sharifi
    Pages 101-105
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 107-113

About this book


Mobile Authentication: Problems and Solutions looks at human-to-machine authentication, with a keen focus on the mobile scenario. Human-to-machine authentication is a startlingly complex issue. In the old days of computer security-before 2000, the human component was all but disregarded. It was either assumed that people should and would be able to follow instructions, or that end users were hopeless and would always make mistakes. The truth, of course, is somewhere in between, which is exactly what makes this topic so enticing. We cannot make progress with human-to-machine authentication without understanding both humans and machines. Mobile security is not simply security ported to a handset. Handsets have different constraints than traditional computers, and are used in a different way. Text entry is more frustrating, and therefore, it is tempting to use shorter and less complex passwords. It is also harder to detect spoofing. We need to design with this in mind. We also need to determine how exactly to integrate biometric readers to reap the maximum benefits from them. This book addresses all of these issues, and more.


Authentication Biometrics Bootstrapping PINs Legacy system integration Login Mobile PINs Password alternatives Password parsing Password reset Password strength Passwords Problems Spoofing

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