Proceedings of The 2005 International Conference on Security and Management

Proximity-Based Authentication for Mobile Devices

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While mobile handheld devices provide productivity benefits, they also pose new risks. User authentication is the best safeguard against the risk of unauthorized use and access to a device’s contents. This paper describes two location-based user authentication mechanisms designed to take advantage of Bluetooth functionality built into many current handheld devices.

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authentication, bluetooth, mobile computing


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