A Study on Usability and Security Features of the Android Pattern Lock Screen

Panos Andriotis, George Oikonomou, Alexios Mylonas, Theo Tryfonas

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Abstract

The Android pattern lock screen (or graphical password) is a popular user authentication method that relies on the advantages provided by the visual representation of a password, which enhance its memorability. Graphical passwords are vulnerable to attacks (e.g. shoulder surfing); thus, the need for more complex passwords becomes apparent. This paper aims to focus on the features that constitute a usable and secure pattern and investigate the existence of heuristic and physical rules that possibly dictate the formation of a pattern.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-72
JournalInformation and Computer Security
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

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