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Cryptanalysis of the convex hull click human identification protocol

Asghar, HJ, Li, SJ, Pieprzyk, J and Wang, HX (2011) Cryptanalysis of the convex hull click human identification protocol In: 13th International Information Security Conference (ISC 2011), 2010-10-25 - 2010-10-28, Boca Raton, FL, USA.

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Abstract

Recently a convex hull based human identification protocol was proposed by Sobrado and Birget, whose steps can be performed by humans without additional aid. The main part of the protocol involves the user mentally forming a convex hull of secret icons in a set of graphical icons and then clicking randomly within this convex hull. In this paper we show two efficient probabilistic attacks on this protocol which reveal the user’s secret after the observation of only a handful of authentication sessions. We show that while the first attack can be mitigated through appropriately chosen values of system parameters, the second attack succeeds with a non-negligible probability even with large system parameter values which cross the threshold of usability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Asghar, HJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Li, SJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pieprzyk, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wang, HXUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2011
Identification Number : 10.1007/978-3-642-18178-8_3
Contributors :
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PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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Additional Information : The original publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 24 Sep 2014 13:15
Last Modified : 25 Sep 2014 01:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/532422

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