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Authentication in the clouds: a framework and its application to mobile users

 

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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Chow, R.; Jakobsson, M.; Masuoka, R.; Molina, J.; Niu, Y.; Shi, E.; Song, Z. Authentication in the clouds: a framework and its application to mobile users. ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop (CCSW); 2010 October 8; Chicago, IL. NY: ACM; 2010; 1-6.

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Copyright © ACM, 2010. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in CCSW 2010 http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1866835.1866837