Proximity Authentication

by Ali Merayyan
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute Encryption & Authentication authentication

As a result of the World Wide Web (WWW), the Internet, and the low price, computers became an important tool at home and work. They are being used as a research tool, shopping tool and a publishing tool. As an outcome of these services, people started to utilize the computers for most of their daily tasks. Which meant that people started to store private, personal, and valuable data on their computers. At work, sensitive data become very accessible to workers on their desktop. The availability of information and computers made the private/sensitive data vulnerable and tempting to unauthorized people to access that data. Furthermore, users have the habit of logging-in when they start their day and stay logged-in all day regardless if they are by the computer or not. Which makes the computer vulnerable to unauthorized access, “The weak link in securing access to PCs and data is undoubtedly the user”1 With the use of physical/biometric devices it will be easier for the user to log...

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