Phone Pick-up Authentication : A Gesture-Based Smartphone Authentication Mechanism

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-3650-4
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Conference

Title24th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2023)
LocationHybrid
PlaceUnited States
CityOrlando
Period4 - 6 April 2023

Abstract

Passcodes, fingerprints and now facial scans, smart-phone authentication is becoming ever faster and faster and easier to use. Providing one time authentication mechanism that operate quickly an integrate ever more seamlessly into their customers' lives, is a concern for all mobile companies. These older methods are however more liable to spoofing and smudging attacks and as a result there is a call for new and improved methods. Gesture authentication looks to be a promising area of research but most gesture based schemes requires a specific input from the user, detracting from the simplicity of verifying oneself. We developed a novel gesture based authentication mechanism capable of recognizing the user based on the motion used to remove a phone from their pocket. Through this we are able to provide a high degree of security, but maintaining the user-friendliness of a fast user authentication approach, like fingerprint scanning. Our method also circumvents issues like wearing gloves or face masks. To prove the viability we collected over 500 samples from 10 users taking a mobile phone out of their pocket. Our models were able to achieve an authentication accuracy of over 93% only using 15 valid samples for training and a identification accuracy of 94%.

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Phone Pick-up Authentication: A Gesture-Based Smartphone Authentication Mechanism. / Boshoff, Dutliff; Scriba, Alexander; Nkrow, Raphael et al.
2023 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT). IEEE, 2023.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review