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Authentication Schemes for Session Passwords using Color and Images

By M Sreelatha, M Shashi, M Anirudh, Md Sultan Ahamer and V Manoj Kumar

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Abstract: Textual passwords are the most common method used for authentication. But textual passwords are vulnerable to eves dropping, dictionary attacks, social engineering and shoulder surfing. Graphical passwords are introduced as alternative techniques to textual passwords. Most of the graphical schemes are vulnerable to shoulder surfing. To address this problem, text can be combined with images or colors to generate session passwords for authentication. Session passwords can be used only once and every time a new password is generated. In this paper, two techniques are proposed to generate session passwords using text and colors which are resistant to shoulder surfing. These methods are suitable for Personal Digital Assistants. Index Terms: Authentication, session passwords, shoulder surfing 1

Year: 2011
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