Web Application Authentication Using Visual Cryptography and Cued Clicked Point Recall-based Graphical Password

Mary Ogbuka Kenneth (Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria)
Stephen Michael Olujuwon (Department of Cyber Security Science, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria)

Article ID: 3535

Abstract


Alphanumerical usernames and passwords are the most used computer authentication technique. This approach has been found to have a number of disadvantages. Users, for example, frequently choose passwords that are simple to guess. On the other side, if a password is difficult to guess, it is also difficult to remember. Graphical passwords have been proposed in the literature as a potential alternative to alphanumerical passwords, based on the fact that people remember pictures better than text. Existing graphical passwords, on the other hand, are vulnerable to a shoulder surfing assault. To address this shoulder surfing vulnerability, this study proposes an authentication system for web-applications based on visual cryptography and cued click point recall-based graphical password. The efficiency of the proposed system was validated using unit, system and usability testing measures. The results of the system and unit testing showed that the proposed system accomplished its objectives and requirements. The results of the usability test showed that the proposed system is easy to use, friendly and highly secured.


Keywords


Password authentication; Graphical password; Text password; Visual cryptography; Shoulder surfing; Key-logging

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