Steven Furnell

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Mobile handsets have found an important place in modern society, with hundreds of millions currently in use. The majority of these devices use inherently weak authentication mechanisms, based upon passwords and PINs. This paper presents a feasibility study into a biometric-based technique, known as keystroke analysis – which authenticates the user based(More)
Cybercrime has received significant coverage in recent years, with the media, law enforcers, and governments all working to bring the issue to our attention. This paper begins by presenting an overview of the problem, considering the scope and scale of reported incidents. From this, a series of common attack types are considered (focusing upon website(More)
Despite the well documented and emerging insider threat to information systems, there is currently no substantial effort devoted to addressing the problem of internal IT misuse. In fact, the great majority of misuse countermeasures address forms of abuse originating from external factors (i.e. the perceived threat from unauthorized users). This paper(More)
The use of mobile devices is becoming more commonplace, with data regularly able to make the transition from desktop systems to pocket and handheld devices such as smartphones and PDAs. However, although these devices may consequently contain or manipulate the same data, their security capabilities are not as mature as those offered in fully-fledged desktop(More)
Designing reliable user authentication on mobile phones is becoming an increasingly important task to protect users’ private information and data. Since biometric approaches can provide many advantages over the traditional authentication methods, they have become a significant topic for both academia and industry. The major goal of biometric user(More)