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Continuous user authentication using temporal information
Author(s): Koichiro Niinuma; Anil K. Jain
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Paper Abstract

Conventional computer systems authenticate users only at the initial log-in session, which can be the cause of a critical security flaw. To resolve this problem, systems need continuous user authentication methods that continuously monitor and authenticate users based on some biometric trait(s). We propose a new method for continuous user authentication based on a Webcam that monitors a logged in user's face and color of clothing. Our method can authenticate users regardless of their posture in front of the workstation (laptop or PC). Previous methods for continuous user authentication cannot authenticate users without biometric observation. To alleviate this requirement, our method uses color information of users' clothing as an enrollment template in addition to their face information. The system cannot pre-register the clothing color information because this information is not permanent. To deal with the problem, our system automatically registers this information every time the user logs in and then fuses it with the conventional (password) identification system. We report preliminary authentication results and future enhancements to the proposed system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7667, Biometric Technology for Human Identification VII, 76670L (14 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847886
Show Author Affiliations
Koichiro Niinuma, Fujitsu Labs. (Japan)
Anil K. Jain, Michigan State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7667:
Biometric Technology for Human Identification VII
B. V. K. Vijaya Kumar; Salil Prabhakar; Arun A. Ross, Editor(s)

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