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Proximity-Based Authentication for Mobile Devices



Wayne Jansen, Serban I. Gavrila, Vlad Korolev


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.
Proceedings Title
2005 International Conference on Security and Management
Conference Dates
June 20-23, 2005
Conference Location
Las Vegas, NV


authentication, mobile devices, proximity beacons


Jansen, W. , Gavrila, S. and Korolev, V. (2005), Proximity-Based Authentication for Mobile Devices, 2005 International Conference on Security and Management, Las Vegas, NV, [online], (Accessed June 15, 2024)


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Created October 1, 2005, Updated February 17, 2017