A survey on different continuous authentication systems
by S. Ayeswarya; Jasmine Norman
International Journal of Biometrics (IJBM), Vol. 11, No. 1, 2019

Abstract: There has been significant research in the provision of trustworthy initial login user authentication, however, there is still need for continuous authentication during a user session. Most mobile devices and computer systems authenticate a user only at the initial login session and do not take steps to recognise whether the present user is still the initial authorised user or an imposter pretending to be a valid user. Therefore, a system to check the identity of the user continuously throughout the whole session is necessary. To ensure the authenticity of the user during their whole login session, a continuous user authentication mechanism is required. In this paper, an overview of different continuous authentication methods is presented along with a discussion on the merits and demerits of the available approaches. This paper also discusses the understanding of the emerging necessities and open problems in continuous user authentication system.

Online publication date: Thu, 11-Oct-2018

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