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Project ID: 399
Author: Maria Anurag Reddy Basani
Project Title: A puzzle based authentication method with server monitoring
Semester: 2 2012
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. Long-zhuang Li
Committee Member 2: Dr. David Thomas
Project Description: Authentication is the first step of defense against any attack which compromises integrity and confidentiality of the data. The traditional authentication methods like the password based authentication and the token based authentication are commonly used but are susceptible to various attacks such as the dictionary attack, guessing attack and keylogger attack. Even the biometric authentication method is susceptible to replay attack and also the cost involved with it is not easily affordable by everyone. The alternative to the text based and biometric based authentication methods is the graphical based authentication method. This paper proposes a puzzle based authentication method with the help of server monitoring to produce a secure authentication mechanism. This proposed mechanism would overcome the loopholes present in the traditional authentication methods. With the help of the puzzle based authentication approach, the server would keep a watch on suspicious behavior and would block the request if any suspicious behavior takes place.
Project URL:   399.pdf