FULLTIME BIOMETRIC MOUSE DESIGN FOR CONTINUOUS AUTHENTICATION

Authors

  • P. T. Ndung’u Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi
  • R. W. Mwangi Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi
  • S. M. Kang’ethe Inorero University, Nairobi

Keywords:

Biometrics, continuous authentication, identification, verification, authentication, minutiae

Abstract

As we embrace the information and communication technology in our everyday activities and day-to-day transactions, security concerns have increasingly come to light, especially in some of the critical areas of our society today such as education, health and commerce, where such security concerns are even higher. The need for complete and clear authentication and authorisation is of paramount importance. This paper explores and presents the optimal use of full-time biometric mouse (FBM) for continuous authentication, which would not only enable authentication during log in and start of an application, but will enable continuous authentication throughout a transaction. We formulate a full-time biometric mouse (FBM) design that would ensure thumb positioning and its ergonomics while ensuring comfort and maximum contact with the scanner to enable continuous authentication of the user in a speedy, easy and non-strenuous way. The mouse employs a simple algorithm that ensures quick operation to cut on possible delays and yet maintain the accuracy of the system

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Published

2011-01-10