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Title Zero Interaction Multi-factor Authentication
Author Christophersen, Tue
Supervisor Jensen, Christian D. (Embedded Systems Engineering, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Institution Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thesis level Master's thesis
Year 2010
Abstract Using password-based authentication in large nomadic computing environments, such as the ones found in hospitals, presents several problems. This is primarily due to the special computing environment found in hospitals. The time used logging on to computers has significant financial consequences and in terms of security, users often use weak passwords, write down passwords, and avoid logging off their user account in order to save time with the tedious logon process. In this thesis I shall examine the possibility of creating a zero interaction multi-factor authentication system targeted specifically to the nomadic computing environment found in hospitals. The result of this examination will lead to a solution which uses multi-factor authentication to associate two RFID-tags to a specific user. A zero interaction authentication system will then use the RFID-tags to recognize the user and automatically log the user on to a workstation. Using RFID-tags to authenticate users will allow automatic logon as well as automatic logoff. The solution presented in this thesis will be implemented in a prototype. The prototype will be used to show that it is possible to create a zero interaction authentication system targeted for some of the most common operating systems found in hospitals namely Windows XP and Windows Server.
Imprint Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Series IMM-M.Sc.-2010-101
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