Implicit authentication for mobile devices

TitleImplicit authentication for mobile devices
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsJakobsson M, Elaine Shi, Golle P, Chow R
Date Published2009
PublisherUSENIX Association

We introduce the notion of implicit authentication - the ability to authenticate mobile 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.