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A software agent enabled biometric security algorithm for secure file access in consumer storage devices

Amin, R., Sherratt, R. S., Giri, D., Islam, S. K. H. and Khan, M. K. (2017) A software agent enabled biometric security algorithm for secure file access in consumer storage devices. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, 63 (1). pp. 53-61. ISSN 0098-3063

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1109/TCE.2017.014735


In order to resist unauthorized access, consumer storage devices are typically protected using a low entropy password. However, storage devices are not fully protected against an adversary because the adversary can utilize an off-line dictionary attack to find the correct password and/or run an existing algorithm for resetting the existing password. In addition, a password protected device may also be stolen or misplaced allowing an adversary to easily retrieve all the stored confidential information from a removable storage device. In order to protect the consumer’s confidential information that has been stored, this paper proposes a mutual authentication and key negotiation protocol that can be used to protect the confidential information in the device. The functionality of the protocol enables the storage device to be secure against relevant security attacks. A formal security analysis using Burrows-Abadi-Needham (BAN) logic is presented to verify the presented algorithm. In addition, a performance analysis of the proposed protocol reveals a significantly reduced communication overhead compared to the relevant literature.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Biomedical Sciences
Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:69397


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