An exploration of usable authentication mechanisms for virtual reality systems

Zhen Yu, Hai Ning Liang, Charles Fleming, Ka Lok Man

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Abstract

Usable security for virtual reality systems (VR) is an area that is relatively underexplored. This research investigates the feasibility of some authentication mechanisms for VR. We implemented three password methods including 3D patterns, 2D sliding patterns, and a PIN system within a VR environment. Two experiments were conducted to test the usability and security level of the three password systems. The results suggested that the 3D password system may have the highest security level among the three systems, whereas the pattern lock and PIN systems were likely to be perceived as more usable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, APCCAS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages458-460
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509015702
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2017
Event2016 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, APCCAS 2016 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 25 Oct 201628 Oct 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, APCCAS 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, APCCAS 2016
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period25/10/1628/10/16

Keywords

  • authentication mechanisms
  • feasibility studies
  • passwords
  • security mechanisms
  • shoulder surfing
  • virtual reality

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