Implicit authentication for mobile devices


Jakobsson, M.; Shi, E.; Golle, P.; Chow, R. Implicit authentication for mobile devices. 4th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security (HotSec ’09); 2009 August 11; Montreal, Canada.


We introduce the notion of implicit authentication the ability to authenticate users based on actions they would carry out anyway. We develop a model for how to perform implicit authentication, and describe experiments aimed at assessing the benefits of our techniques. Our preliminary findings support that this is a meaningful approach, whether used to increase usability or increase security.

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