Protecting Touch: Authenticated App-To-Server Channels for Mobile Devices Using NFC Tags
AbstractTraditional authentication methods (e.g., password, PIN) often do not scale well to the context of mobile devices in terms of security and usability. However, the adoption of Near Field Communication (NFC) on a broad range of smartphones enables the use of NFC-enabled tokens as an additional authentication factor. This additional factor can help to improve the security, as well as usability of mobile apps. In this paper, we evaluate the use of different types of existing NFC tags as tokens for establishing authenticated secure sessions between smartphone apps and web services. Based on this evaluation, we present two concepts for a user-friendly secure authentication mechanism for mobile apps, the Protecting Touch (PT) architectures. These two architectures are designed to be implemented with either end of the spectrum of inexpensive and widely-available NFC tags while maintaining a reasonable trade-off between security, availability and cost. View Full-Text
Scifeed alert for new publicationsNever miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
- Get alerts for new papers matching your research
- Find out the new papers from selected authors
- Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
- Define your Scifeed now
Carvalho Ota, F.K.; Roland, M.; Hölzl, M.; Mayrhofer, R.; Manacero, A. Protecting Touch: Authenticated App-To-Server Channels for Mobile Devices Using NFC Tags. Information 2017, 8, 81.
Carvalho Ota FK, Roland M, Hölzl M, Mayrhofer R, Manacero A. Protecting Touch: Authenticated App-To-Server Channels for Mobile Devices Using NFC Tags. Information. 2017; 8(3):81.Chicago/Turabian Style
Carvalho Ota, Fernando K.; Roland, Michael; Hölzl, Michael; Mayrhofer, René; Manacero, Aleardo. 2017. "Protecting Touch: Authenticated App-To-Server Channels for Mobile Devices Using NFC Tags." Information 8, no. 3: 81.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.