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Authentication in the clouds: a framework and its application to mobile users
8 October 2010
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The cloud computing paradigm is a natural fit for mobile security. Typical handsets have input constraints and practical battery limitations which must be respected by mobile security technologies in order to be effective. We describe a framework for supporting authentication decisions based on a flexible authentication framework we call TrustCube (to manage the authentication infrastructure) and on a behavioral authentication approach referred to as Implicit Authentication (to translate user behavior into authentication scores.) The combination results in a new authentication paradigm for effortless and power-aware authentication of users of mobile technologies, and promises improvements in user privacy.
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