Biometrie daemons: authentication via electronic pets

Pam Briggs, Patric Olivier

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Abstract

A well-known security and identification problem involves the creation of secure but usable identification and authentication tools that the user is fully motivated to adopt. We describe an innovative solution to this problem: The Biometrie Daemon, which takes its inspiration from two sources. It is firstly conceived as a biometric device which is initially imprinted with the fixed biometric properties of its owner, and is then regularly updated with the fluid biometric properties of its owner. However it also acts as an electronic pet which (i) part-shares identity with its owner, (ii) needs nurturing and (iii) effectively dies when separated from its owner for any length of time. Our proposal was inspired by the literary daemons described by Philip Pullman. Our Biometric Daemon synthesizes the properties of biometric token and daemon and we argue that it offers the basis for secure, usable and engaging identification and authentication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2008 - Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
Subtitle of host publicationThe 26th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - April 5-10, 2008 in Florence, Italy
EditorsDesney Tan
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages2423-2431
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781605580128, 9781605580111
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2008 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 5 Apr 200810 Apr 2008
Conference number: 26th
https://portalparts.acm.org/1360000/1358628/fm/frontmatter.pdf?ip=130.194.147.165&CFID=845338504&CFTOKEN=80400115

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2008
Abbreviated titleCHI 2008
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period5/04/0810/04/08
OtherThe 26th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
April 5-10, 2008 in Florence, Italy
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Keywords

  • Agent technologies
  • Biometrics
  • Identity
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Trust

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