Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An implementation of a multi-touch draw-a-secret password schema for windows-based computers
by Lichtenberger, Matthew, M.Eng., University of Louisville, 2011, 89; 1504201
Abstract (Summary)

Draw A Secret password systems have recently come into vogue, primarily in the role of protecting a user’s cellular smart phone from external infiltration in lieu of a password. However, these password systems are only enabled for single touch operation; that is to say, a user may only draw one pattern, with only one finger. Brute forcing these passwords thereby becomes trivial in the context of password complexity. This thesis implements a Draw A Secret system utilizing consumer-grade video hardware to collate multiple patterns synchronously and then authenticate the user at a later point. Care has been given to properly encrypt the results to prevent a malicious third party from infiltrating the authentication stream from a file system perspective.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Yampolskiy, Roman V.
Commitee:
School: University of Louisville
School Location: United States -- Kentucky
Source: MAI 50/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Computer Engineering, Computer science
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Publication Number: 1504201
ISBN: 9781124955483
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