RepliCueAuth: Validating the Use of a lab-based Virtual Reality Setup for Evaluating Authentication System

Florian Mathis, Kami E Vaniea, Mohamed Khamis

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Abstract

Evaluating novel authentication systems is often costly and time-consuming. In this work, we assess the suitability of using Virtual Reality (VR) to evaluate the usability and security of real-world authentication systems. To this end, we conducted a replication study and built a virtual replica of CueAuth, a recently introduced authentication scheme, and report on results from: (1) a lab-based in-VR usability study (N=20) evaluating user performance; (2) an online security study (N=22) evaluating system's observation resistance through virtual avatars; and (3) a comparison between our results and those previously reported in the real-world evaluation. Our analysis indicates that VR can serve as a suitable test-bed for human-centred evaluations of real-world authentication schemes, but the used VR technology can have an impact on the evaluation. Our work is a first step towards augmenting the design and evaluation spectrum of authentication systems and offers ground work for more research to follow.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages1-18
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380966
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2021
EventThe ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021 - Virtual Conference, Japan
Duration: 8 May 202113 May 2021
https://chi2021.acm.org/

Conference

ConferenceThe ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021
Abbreviated titleCHI 2021
CountryJapan
CityVirtual Conference
Period8/05/2113/05/21
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Keywords

  • Virtual Reality
  • Research Method
  • Usable Security
  • Authentication

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