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SecurePass: Guarding sensitive information from untrusted machines

Authors: Justin Martineau, and Palanivel Andiappan Kodeswaran

Date: September 08, 2008

Abstract: We propose a proxy based solution to secure web access from un-trusted machines. Traditional proxy based solutions require constant out of band communication with the proxy. However, our system does not require constant communication with the user. Instead, the user carries a mobile device capable of performing cryptographic operations to generate onetime passwords. These passwords are then used to authenticate to the proxy. We have developed a prototype system and tested its performance in terms of security and response time.

Type: TechReport

Pages: 11

Number: TR-CS-08-03

Tags: security, mobile computing

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