Towards authentication using mobile devices: An investigation of the prerequisites

Autoren Edgar Weippl
Wolfgang Essmayr
Franz Gruber
Wolfgang Stockner
Thomas Trenker
Editoren B. Jerman-Blazic
T. Klobucar
Titel Towards authentication using mobile devices: An investigation of the prerequisites
Buchtitel Advanced Communications and Multimedia Security
Typ in Sammelband
Verlag Kluwer Academic Publishers
Serie IFIP Int. Federation for Information Processin
Band 228
ISBN 1-4020-7206-6
Jahr 2002
SCCH ID# 221
Abstract

In this paper we show how mobile devices can be used as authentication tokens. We highlight the prerequisites such as mobile device security and mobile communication security. We elaborate on already existing solutions and on what issues in the context of security remain to be addressed. Beside the comprehensive overview, our main contribution is to explain how the different characteristics of wireless communication can be abstracted. Based on this abstraction an implementation of mobile authentication is transparent both to the application programmer and to the end users.