The research project URIA inspects the widely deployed password-based authentication. Everyone knows the difficulty of choosing and, especially, remembering good passwords. In addition, password-protected systems involve high security risks because they can be “cracked” quickly. Hence, password-based authentication has weaknesses in terms of
usability as well as security. In contrast to that, risk-based authentication has the potential of improving security without degrading usability.

Project Website

Principle Investigators (PIs)

Prof. Dr. Markus Dürmuth
Lehrstuhl für Mobile Security
Horst Görtz Institut für IT Sicherheit
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Luigi Lo Iacano
Fakultät für Informations-, Medien- und Elektrotechnik
Institut für Medien- und Phototechnik (IMP)
Technische Hochschule Köln

Doktoranden

Philipp Markert
Lehrstuhl für Mobile Security
Horst Görtz Institut für IT Sicherheit
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Stephan Wiefling
Fakultät für Informations-, Medien- und Elektrotechnik
Institut für Medien- und Phototechnik (IMP)
Technische Hochschule Köln
@SWiefling