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One of the most popular contemporary graphical password approaches is the Pattern-Lock authentication mechanism that comes integrated with the Android mobile operating system. In this paper we investigate the impact of password strength meters on the selection of a perceivably secure pattern. We first define a suitable metric to measure pattern strength, taking into account the constraints imposed by the Pattern-Lock mechanism's design. We then implement an app via which we conduct a survey for Android users, retaining demographic information of responders and their perceptions on what constitutes a pattern complex enough to be secure. Subsequently, we display a pattern strength meter to the participant and investigate whether this additional prompt influences the user to change their pattern to a more effective and complex one. We also investigate potential correlations between our findings and results of a previous pilot study in order to detect any significant biases on setting a Pattern-Lock.
|Title of host publication||Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust - HAS 2014|
|Editors||Theo Tryfonas, Ioannis G. Askoxylakis|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||HCII 2014 - Chersonissos, Heraklion, Greece|
Duration: 22 Jun 2014 → 27 Jun 2014
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Period||22/06/14 → 27/06/14|
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Forensic Tools Against Illegal Use of Internet (ForToo)
Andriotis, P., Haghighi, M., Li, S., Oikonomou, G., Wojcik, M. & Tryfonas, T.
17/06/11 → 16/10/14
- 1 Invited talk
City University London Invited Talk
George Oikonomou (Speaker)27 Mar 2014
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Invited talk