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Security vs. privacy? User preferences regarding text passwords and biometric authentication.

Gerber, Nina and Zimmermann, Verena
Burghardt, Manuel and Wimmer, Raphael and Wolff, Christian and Womser-Hacker, Christa (eds.) (2017):
Security vs. privacy? User preferences regarding text passwords and biometric authentication.
In: Mensch und Computer 2017 - Workshopband: Spielend einfach integrieren, 10.-13. September 2017, Regensburg, Gesellschaft für Informatik, Regensburg, Germany, DOI: 10.18420/muc2017-ws05-0405, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

Although text passwords suffer from several flaws, they are still wide-spread. Biometric authentication schemes are one possible alternative. However, previous study results suggest there might be two user groups preferring either knowledge-based or biometric authentication, due to different reasons. We conducted an online survey with 95 German participants to test this assumption. Our results provide evidence for the existence of two user groups, with preferences varying between different usage scenarios. Main reasons named for both methods are efficiency, security and habit, whereas privacy is another advantage provided by text passwords. Service providers should consider this diverging preferences in their decision to implement a particular authentication method.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2017
Editors: Burghardt, Manuel and Wimmer, Raphael and Wolff, Christian and Womser-Hacker, Christa
Creators: Gerber, Nina and Zimmermann, Verena
Title: Security vs. privacy? User preferences regarding text passwords and biometric authentication.
Language: German
Abstract:

Although text passwords suffer from several flaws, they are still wide-spread. Biometric authentication schemes are one possible alternative. However, previous study results suggest there might be two user groups preferring either knowledge-based or biometric authentication, due to different reasons. We conducted an online survey with 95 German participants to test this assumption. Our results provide evidence for the existence of two user groups, with preferences varying between different usage scenarios. Main reasons named for both methods are efficiency, security and habit, whereas privacy is another advantage provided by text passwords. Service providers should consider this diverging preferences in their decision to implement a particular authentication method.

Title of Book: Mensch und Computer 2017 - Workshopband: Spielend einfach integrieren, 10.-13. September 2017, Regensburg
Publisher: Gesellschaft für Informatik
Uncontrolled Keywords: text passwords, biometric authentication
Divisions: Profile Areas
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
Event Location: Regensburg, Germany
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2017 11:20
DOI: 10.18420/muc2017-ws05-0405
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2017-0284
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