A Usable Authentication System based on Personal Voice Challenge

Zheng Yan, Sihui Zhao

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Abstract—User authentication is a major approach to guarantee the security of online or cloud services when using user devices such as tablets or mobile phones to access remote servers. Usability is an important issue that greatly influences the acceptance of a user authentication mechanism. Nowadays, a very common way for user authentication is based on the match of the user’s password with the registered one or using fingerprint. However, both of them have several weak points regarding usability, e.g., not usable for users to remember many credentials for different service access and need occupy user hands. In this paper, we explore a secure voice authentication system for usable identification and authentication without the need of any manual inputs. The users are free from remembering any passwords. It aims to improve the usability of user
authentication based on personal voice challenge and overcome the weakness of existing authentication methods. Implementation further shows its effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Advanced Cloud and Big Data (IEEE CBD 2016)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3677-6
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Advanced Cloud and Big Data - Chengdu, China
Duration: 13 Aug 201616 Aug 2016
Conference number: 4


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advanced Cloud and Big Data
Abbreviated titleCBD
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  • identity management
  • voice challenge
  • user authentication
  • usable security


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