Continuous seamless mobile device authentication using a separate electronic wearable apparatus
[molina-markham:patent9961547]Andrés D. Molina-Markham, Shrirang Mare, Ronald Peterson, and David Kotz. Continuous seamless mobile device authentication using a separate electronic wearable apparatus. U.S. Patent 9,961,547, May 1, 2018. Priority date 2016-09-30, Filing date 2016-09-30; Grant date 2018-05-01.
A technique performs a security operation. The technique includes receiving first activity data from a mobile device, the first activity data identifying activity by a user that is currently using the mobile device. The technique further includes receiving second activity data from an electronic wearable apparatus, the second activity data identifying physical activity by a wearer that is currently wearing the electronic wearable apparatus. The technique further includes, based on the first activity data received from the mobile device and the second activity data received from the electronic wearable apparatus, performing an assessment operation that provides an assessment result indicating whether the user that is currently using the mobile device and the wearer that is currently wearing the electronic wearable apparatus are the same person. With such a technique, authentication may be continuous but without burdening the user to repeatedly re-enter a password.
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Keywords: [authentication] [iot] [mhealth] [patent] [security] [sensors] [wearable]
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