Tangramrine: A novel graphical recognition and cued-recall based password system

Steven Altamiranoa, Jesús Zanellia, Juan M. Gutiérrez Cárdenas, Daniela Bringasa

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© 2015 SERSC. Graphical passwords are an authentication user model that consists of the recall of pictures or graphics signs to gain access to a system. They have been proved to be a secure and reliable alternative to textual passwords; by giving a more robust schema against brute force and shoulder-surfing attacks. In this research paper we present an alternative to a graphical password based on a modification of the Tangram game. We believe our proposal accomplishes the features of being an easy recognition-based system password giving the user enough security against common threats such as brute force attacks by dictionary means or OCR types, as well as shoulder-surfing attacks.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Security and its Applications
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


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