Visible to the public Multi-factor authentication using accelerometers for the Internet-of-Things

TitleMulti-factor authentication using accelerometers for the Internet-of-Things
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMurphy, J., Howells, G., McDonald-Maier, K. D.
Conference Name2017 Seventh International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST)
KeywordsAccelerometers, authentication, embedded devices, Embedded systems, experimental embedded system, Hardware, Human Behavior, human factor, human factors, Internet of Things, Internet-of-Things, IoT, Metrics, mobile computing, mobile devices, Multi-factor authentication, multifactor authentication, Pins, Protocols, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, security harvesting, security of data, sensor security

Embedded and mobile devices forming part of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) need new authentication technologies and techniques. This requirement is due to the increase in effort and time attackers will use to compromise a device, often remote, based on the possibility of a significant monetary return. This paper proposes exploiting a device's accelerometers in-built functionality to implement multi-factor authentication. An experimental embedded system designed to emulate a typical mobile device is used to implement the ideas and investigated as proof-of-concept.

Citation Keymurphy_multi-factor_2017