An inexpensive hardware-based identification system for improved computer security

Quarisa, Matthew (2005) An inexpensive hardware-based identification system for improved computer security. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

There is presently a need for better security on computer systems. Usernames and passwords are reasonably secure except for the fact that people cannot be trusted with them. Social Engineers exploit this by manipulating users to extract their credentials. If access to a computer system is protected by a two-factor authentication system, Social Engineers cannot con their way into them. Using a USB Mass Storage Device, a Hardware-based authentication system was created. This device can be used with any PAM-aware application to provide a secure logon system with good portability.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:22
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: identification system, computer security, fingerprints, hand geometry, voice recognition, eye authentication, facial recognition, encryption, physical security
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0804 Data Format > 080402 Data Encryption
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080309 Software Engineering
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0804 Data Format > 080499 Data Format not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/487

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