Chapter 50

Context-Aware Multifactor Authentication Survey

Emin Huseynov, and Jean-Marc Seigneur     University of Geneva, Carouge, Switzerland

Abstract

Multifactor authentication is one of the de facto standards for systems requiring strong security. In most cases, multifactor authentication is complex and not user-friendly because it requires additional steps as far as end users are concerned. With two-factor authentication, in addition to entering a username and a password (first factor), users need to enter an additional code (second factor) manually that they receive by short message service or look up in a previously printed list of passwords, or that is generated by a hardware or software token. So, although introducing additional authentication ...

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