VAP Code: A Secure Graphical Password for Smart Devices

Azad, Saiful and Rahman, Musfiq and Ranak, M. S. A. Noman and Ruhee, B. M. F. Kamal and Nisa, N. Nourin and Kabir, Nazrul and Rahman, Md. Arafatur and Jasni, Mohamad Zain (2017) VAP Code: A Secure Graphical Password for Smart Devices. Computers & Electrical Engineering, 59. pp. 99-109. ISSN 0045-7906. (Published)

fskkp-2017-saiful-VAP code a secure1.pdf

Download (209kB) | Preview


In parallel to the increasing purchase rate of the smart devices, attacks on these devices are also increasing in an alarming rate. To prevent these attacks, many password-based authentication schemes are proposed. Among them, graphical password schemes are preferred on these devices due to their limited screen size and a lack of full sized keyboard. Again, existing graphical password schemes are susceptible to various attacks, among which shoulder surfing, smudge attack, and brute force attack are the most prominent. Hence, in this paper, we propose Vibration-And-Pattern (VAP) code, a new graphical password scheme that is resilient against these three major attacks. To evaluate the usability of our proposed scheme, a usability study has been conducted on 122 participants of various age groups from different demographics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart devices, Authentication, Graphical password scheme, Vibration code, Pattern lock, Vibration and pattern code
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: IBM Centre of Excellence
Faculty of Computer System And Software Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Md Saiful Azad
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 08:00
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 01:21
Download Statistic: View Download Statistics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item