Enhanced Virtual Password Authentication Scheme Resistant to Shoulder Surfing

Biswas Gurung, P. W.C. Prasad, Abeer Alsadoon, Amr Elchouemi

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Abstract

A username and password based login mechanism is commonly used for authenticating a user in online environments. It is a popular scheme because it helps to balance the usability and security traits of the system. However, online environments and pervasive computing may bring many risks through adversaries. Shoulder-surfing attack is one of the risks where attacker observes the authentication process and captures the password of victims. This paper proposes a hybrid-based authentication scheme termed "Enhanced Virtual Password Authentication (EVPA)". EVPA is designed to implement a virtual password mechanism to resist the shoulder surfing attacks. The virtual password mechanism requires a string part of password and a mathematical functional value to secure user passwords. The mathematical functional value keeps changing for each login session. This method uses a system generated random value and secret mathematical operation against the pre-selected secret number to obtain a mathematical functional value. Several experiments were conducted and the results demonstrate that systems are resilient to password attacks and usable for day to day purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 2nd International Conference on Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence, ISCMI 2015
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages134-139
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398190
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2016
Event2nd International Conference on Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence, ISCMI 2015 - Regal Oriental Hotel, Kowloon City, Hong Kong
Duration: 23 Nov 201524 Nov 2015

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence, ISCMI 2015
CountryHong Kong
CityKowloon City
Period23/11/1524/11/15

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    Gurung, B., Prasad, P. W. C., Alsadoon, A., & Elchouemi, A. (2016). Enhanced Virtual Password Authentication Scheme Resistant to Shoulder Surfing. In Proceedings - 2015 2nd International Conference on Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence, ISCMI 2015 (pp. 134-139). [7414690] IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCMI.2015.37