Location-assured, multifactor authentication on smartphones via LTE communication

Kuseler, Torben and Lami, Ihsan and Al-Assam, Hisham (2013) Location-assured, multifactor authentication on smartphones via LTE communication. In: Proc. SPIE 8755, Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security, and Applications, May 28, 2013.

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Abstract

With the added security provided by LTE, geographical location has become an important factor for authentication to enhance the security of remote client authentication during mCommerce applications using Smartphones. Tight combination of geographical location with classic authentication factors like PINs/Biometrics in a real-time, remote verification scheme over the LTE layer connection assures the authenticator about the client itself (via PIN/biometric) as well as the client’s current location, thus defines the important aspects of “who”, “when”, and “where” of the authentication attempt without eaves dropping or man on the middle attacks. To securely integrate location as an authentication factor into the remote authentication scheme, client’s location must be verified independently, i.e. the authenticator should not solely rely on the location determined on and reported by the client’s Smartphone. The latest wireless data communication technology for mobile phones (4G LTE, Long-Term Evolution), recently being rolled out in various networks, can be employed to enhance this location-factor requirement of independent location verification. LTE’s Control Plane LBS provisions, when integrated with user-based authentication and independent source of localisation factors ensures secure efficient, continuous location tracking of the Smartphone. This feature can be performed during normal operation of the LTE-based communication between client and network operator resulting in the authenticator being able to verify the client’s claimed location more securely and accurately. Trials and experiments show that such algorithm implementation is viable for nowadays Smartphone-based banking via LTE communication.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Torben Kuseler, Ihsan A. Lami, Hisham Al-Assam, "Location-assured, multifactor authentication on smartphones via LTE communication," Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security, and Applications 2013, Sos S. Agaian, Sabah A,. Jassim, Eliza Yingzi Du, Editors, Proc. SPIE 8755, 87550B (28 May 2013). Copyright 2013 Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic electronic or print reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2018027
Uncontrolled Keywords: Authentication; LTE; mCommerce; Multi-Factor; Smartphones
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: School of Science > Applied Computing
Depositing User: Ihsan Lami
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 14:08
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2016 10:40
URI: http://bear.buckingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/76

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