Glass OTP: Secure and convenient user authentication on google glass

Pan Chan, Tzipora Halevi, Nasir Memon

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Abstract

Wearable computing devices have become increasingly popular and while these devices promise to improve our lives, they come with new challenges. This paper focuses on user authentication mechanisms for the Google Glass device (Glass). Glass only has three sources of input: a camera, a microphone, and a touchpad. This limited set of interfaces makes the use of standard passwords infeasible or cumbersome. We therefore propose a One-Time-Password (OTP) authentication scheme, Glass OTP that uses the Glass camera to scan a QR code displayed on the user’s smartphone. We implement a proof of concept Glass lock screen which unlocks only upon scanning an OTP generated by the companion Android smartphone application. We also discuss the reliability, security, and convenience of the proposed solution as compared to the current solutions in use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFinancial Cryptography and Data Security - FC 2015 International Workshops BITCOIN, WAHC, and Wearable, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages298-308
Number of pages11
Volume8976
ISBN (Print)9783662480502, 9783662480502
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, FC 2015 2nd Workshop on Bitcoin Research BITCOIN 2015, 3rd Workshop on Encrypted Computing and Applied Homomorphic Cryptography, WAHC 2015, and 1st Workshop on Wearable Security and Privacy, Wearable 2015 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: Jan 30 2015Jan 30 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8976
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, FC 2015 2nd Workshop on Bitcoin Research BITCOIN 2015, 3rd Workshop on Encrypted Computing and Applied Homomorphic Cryptography, WAHC 2015, and 1st Workshop on Wearable Security and Privacy, Wearable 2015
CountryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Period1/30/151/30/15

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Keywords

  • Authentication
  • Google glass
  • One time passwords
  • Password alternative
  • User authentication
  • Wearable computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

Cite this

Chan, P., Halevi, T., & Memon, N. (2015). Glass OTP: Secure and convenient user authentication on google glass. In Financial Cryptography and Data Security - FC 2015 International Workshops BITCOIN, WAHC, and Wearable, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 8976, pp. 298-308). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8976). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-48051-9_22