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USB based Dynamic Authentication Alert System for Computers

by Chandra J., Shreya Nag
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 107 - Number 6
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors: Chandra J., Shreya Nag
10.5120/18755-0014

Chandra J., Shreya Nag . USB based Dynamic Authentication Alert System for Computers. International Journal of Computer Applications. 107, 6 ( December 2014), 17-20. DOI=10.5120/18755-0014

@article{ 10.5120/18755-0014,
author = { Chandra J., Shreya Nag },
title = { USB based Dynamic Authentication Alert System for Computers },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { December 2014 },
volume = { 107 },
number = { 6 },
month = { December },
year = { 2014 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 17-20 },
numpages = {9},
url = { https://ijcaonline.org/archives/volume107/number6/18755-0014/ },
doi = { 10.5120/18755-0014 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
}
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%A Chandra J.
%A Shreya Nag
%T USB based Dynamic Authentication Alert System for Computers
%J International Journal of Computer Applications
%@ 0975-8887
%V 107
%N 6
%P 17-20
%D 2014
%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Abstract

In the present work, an innovative mechanism to convert a USB drive into a key has been introduced. A unique key file is written on to the drive which acts as the authentication mechanism to access the user's computer. This device can be used to lock or unlock the system by simply removing or attaching it. The current session is not hampered even though the system is secure and cannot be accessed without the specific USB drive. To further improve security, the key file contents are rewritten after a set time interval, to preserve the security even if the drive is lost. In absence of the USB drive, the user can gain access by entering the master password. A particular system might have more than one USB keys as well, and a key can be used to access multiple systems. This mechanism was then coded into a deliverable software which implemented all the security features including possible intrusion detections and alerts. The advantage of this mechanism is that it is a faster and efficient way to temporarily pause the current session of a system without having to log out. It is most suitable for workplace workstations as well as for desktops, personal computers and laptops. There is, however, scope to improve the current method add incorporate more features.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Windows Security USB Bases Authentication Lock MD5 Hash Intrusion Detection Personal Computer User Verification.