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Vulnerability Analysis on the Image-Based Authentication Through the PS/2 Interface

  • Insu Oh
  • Kyungroul Lee
  • Sun-Young Lee
  • Kyunghwa Do
  • Hyo beom Ahn
  • Kangbin YimEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 773)

Abstract

The mouse is one of the most widely used I/O devices on a computer. Most user authentication methods are password-based through the keyboard, but there exists a vulnerability through which passwords are exposed through data input, such as keyloggers. Thus, image-based authentication, which authenticates through data input from a mouse, has been discovered. Image-based authentication method is widely used in various Web sites and Internet banking services. This paper analyzes the vulnerability of image-based authentication, which is based on the input data through the mouse. This paper also analyzes an experiment where passwords are exposed by taking mouse data through the PS/2 controller, and we also implemented the proof-of-concept tool and confirm the result of mouse data exposure in the image-based authentication applied in the Internet banking service.

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Acknowledgments

This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) that is funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2015R1D1A1A01057300).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Insu Oh
    • 1
  • Kyungroul Lee
    • 2
  • Sun-Young Lee
    • 1
  • Kyunghwa Do
    • 3
  • Hyo beom Ahn
    • 4
  • Kangbin Yim
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Information Security EngineeringSoonchunhyang UniversityAsanSouth Korea
  2. 2.R&BD Center for Security and Safety Industries (SSI)Soonchunhyang UniversityAsanSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of SoftwareKonkuk UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  4. 4.Division of Information and Telecommunication EngineeringKongju National UniversityChonanSouth Korea

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