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Title: An efficient algorithm to enable login into secure systems using mouse gestures
Authors: Banerjee U.
Swaminathan, Anbhu
Published in: Proceedings of Communications in Computer and Information Science
Abstract: This paper proposes an algorithm to use mouse gestures as an optional login facility which can be integrated into existing systems that require an additional level of security. The aim of this facility is to eliminate the problem of login using the traditional keyboard in public systems by incorporating a real time user signature. The main advantage of this facility is that no additional hardware component or device is required apart from a standard mouse. This implies that this algorithm will make existing systems more secure at no additional cost. This system works by accepting mouse gestures as inputs from the user. The gestures are then interpreted as patterns of mouse motions and are converted to strings based on change of directions. These strings can be further improved in complexity and fed as password to the system authentication module via a pluggable authentication module (PAM). © 2011 Springer-Verlag.
Citation: Proceedings of Communications in Computer and Information Science, (2011), 648- 655. Kochi
Issue Date: 2011
Keywords: Additional costs
Efficient algorithm
Existing systems
Hardware components
Mouse gesture
Public systems
Real time
Secure system
Real time systems
ISBN: 9.78E+12
ISSN: 18650929
Author Scopus IDs: 46661808000
Author Affiliations: Banerjee, U., Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Swaminathan, A., Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: Banerjee, U.; Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering Roorkee, Roorkee, India; email:
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