When Context Is Better Than Identity: Authentication by Context Using Empirical Channels

  • Bangdao Chen
  • Long Hoang Nguyen
  • Andrew William Roscoe
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7114)


In mobile computing applications the traditional name-based concept of identity is both difficult to support and frequently inappropriate. The natural alternative is to use the context in which parties sit to identify them. We discuss this issue and the ways in which Human Interactive Security Protocols (HISPs) can play a role in enabling this.


Social Network Mobile Phone Security Protocol Human Evaluation Mobile Payment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bangdao Chen
    • 1
  • Long Hoang Nguyen
    • 1
  • Andrew William Roscoe
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentOxford UniversityOxfordUK

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