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Usability Analysis of a Novel Biometric Authentication Approach for Android-Based Mobile Devices, Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology, 2014, nr 4


Vitabile, Salvatore ; Pau, Giovanni ; Collotta, Mario ; Conti, Vincenzo

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operating system ; mobile device security ; fingerprints authentication ; usability


Mobile devices are widely replacing the standard personal computers thanks to their small size and userfriendly use. As a consequence, the amount of information, often confidential, exchanged through these devices is raising. This makes them potential targets of malicious network hackers. The use of simple passwords or PIN are not sufficient to provide a suitable security level for those applications requiring high protection levels on data and services. In this paper a biometric authentication system, as a running Android application, has been developed and implemented on a real mobile device. A system test on real users has been also carried out in order to evaluate the human-machine interaction quality, the recognition accuracy of the proposed technique, and the scheduling latency of the operating system and its degree of acceptance. Several measures, such as system usability, users satisfaction, and tolerable speed for identification, have been carried out in order to evaluate the performance of the proposed approach.


Instytut Łączności - Państwowy Instytut Badawczy, Warszawa


2014, nr 4

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ISSN 1509-4553, on-line: ISSN 1899-8852


Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology



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Biblioteka Naukowa Instytutu Łączności



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