User Authentication Based on JPEG2000 Images

  • Maria Teresa Carta
  • Barbara Podda
  • Cristian Perra
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3893)

Abstract

The problem of user authentication is particularly interesting for increasing information security on Internet based application. The more used authentication systems are based on alphanumeric passwords and their main weak point is the difficulty to remember them. The paper aims on the study of a framework for user authentication which uses JPEG2000 images as passwords. This approach is based on the human remarkable ability to remember images. The proposed image based authentication (IBA) system avoids the common hacker attacks and it is usable in heterogeneous networks, it is also cost effective, and user-friendly. The system is developed for Internet based application using personal digital assistants or personal computers and it can be easily extended to others network applications.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Teresa Carta
    • 1
  • Barbara Podda
    • 1
  • Cristian Perra
    • 1
  1. 1.DIEE, Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly

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