New(?) idea for free open source development:: Graphical mouse login and authentification system
From: Ingvald Straume (from Norway - Europe) (ingvald.straume_at_c2i.net)
Date: 7 Aug 2005 13:39:17 -0700
I'm a 32 years old novice to average programmer, and I have an idea
which I believe to be fairly good: An authentification system to
replace the old fashion password authentification method. The general
idea is that a user - using the computer mouse - draws his/her
signature onto a canvas on the login screen. The login program records,
from millisecond to millisecond, the mouse motions and the curve drawn
on the canvas by the user. Then the program compares the curve with an
already stored pattern which has been preadapted to match the authentic
users graphical mouse signature.
I believe that this method will have some advantages compared to the
traditional password security system:
1) A graphical mouse login and authentification system is safe: Even if
an intruder knows what the true user's signature looks like, he won't
be able to reproduce it, because that requires that the signature is
drawn in the true user's individual style and timing.
2) Users will no longer need to remember passwords.
A couple of years ago I wrote a demo-version ("beta 0.01 release") of
the program. (Unfortunately It's in MS Visual Basic, because that was
the tool available to me at the time of writing.) I will be happy to
submit both the program and the source code, if anyone might be
interested in discussing or colaborating on the idea.