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Location-assured, multifactor authentication on smartphones via LTE communication
Author(s): Torben Kuseler; Ihsan A. Lami; Hisham Al-Assam
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Paper Abstract

With the added security provided by LTE, geographical location has become an important factor for authentication to enhance the security of remote client authentication during mCommerce applications using Smartphones. Tight combination of geographical location with classic authentication factors like PINs/Biometrics in a real-time, remote verification scheme over the LTE layer connection assures the authenticator about the client itself (via PIN/biometric) as well as the client’s current location, thus defines the important aspects of “who”, “when”, and “where” of the authentication attempt without eaves dropping or man on the middle attacks. To securely integrate location as an authentication factor into the remote authentication scheme, client’s location must be verified independently, i.e. the authenticator should not solely rely on the location determined on and reported by the client’s Smartphone. The latest wireless data communication technology for mobile phones (4G LTE, Long-Term Evolution), recently being rolled out in various networks, can be employed to enhance this location-factor requirement of independent location verification. LTE’s Control Plane LBS provisions, when integrated with user-based authentication and independent source of localisation factors ensures secure efficient, continuous location tracking of the Smartphone. This feature can be performed during normal operation of the LTE-based communication between client and network operator resulting in the authenticator being able to verify the client’s claimed location more securely and accurately. Trials and experiments show that such algorithm implementation is viable for nowadays Smartphone-based banking via LTE communication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8755, Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security, and Applications 2013, 87550B (28 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018027
Show Author Affiliations
Torben Kuseler, The Univ. of Buckingham (United Kingdom)
Ihsan A. Lami, The Univ. of Buckingham (United Kingdom)
Hisham Al-Assam, The Univ. of Buckingham (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8755:
Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security, and Applications 2013
Sos S. Agaian; Sabah A. Jassim; Eliza Yingzi Du, Editor(s)

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