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International Journal of Computer and Communication Technology

Abstract

Secure environments protect their resources against unauthorized access by enforcing access control mechanisms. So when increasing security is an issue text based passwords are not enough to counter such problems. The need for something more secure along with being user friendly is required. This is where Image Based Authentication (IBA) comes into play. This helps to eliminate tempest attack, shoulder attack, Brute-force attack. Using the instant messaging service available in internet, user will obtain the One Time Password (OTP) after image authentication. This OTP then can be used by user to access their personal accounts. The image based authentication method relies on the user’s ability to recognize pre-chosen categories from a grid of pictures. This paper integrates Image based authentication and HMAC based one time password to achieve high level of security in authenticating the user over the internet.

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