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Issue No. 04 - July-Aug. (2013 vol. 15)
ISSN: 1520-9202
pp: 38-42
Vishal M. Patel , University of Maryland, College Park
Tom Yeh , University of Colorado, Boulder
Mohammed E. Fathy , University of Maryland, College Park
Yangmuzi Zhang , University of Maryland, College Park
Yan Chen , University of Colorado, Boulder
Rama Chellappa , University of Maryland, College Park
Larry Davis , University of Maryland, College Park
The authors propose a new biometric modality, called a screen fingerprint, for active authentication. A screen fingerprint is acquired by taking a screen recording of the computer being used and extracting discriminative visual features from the recording. The authors demonstrate that the screen fingerprint of an operator captures enough unique human qualities to be usable as a biometric for authentication. The also discuss the advantages over other traditional active authentication modalities. This article is part of a special issue on security.
Authentication, Biometrics (access control), Fingerprint recognition, Automation, Visualization, Electronic mail, information technology, active authentication, security, biometrics, screen fingerprints, security

Y. Chen et al., "Screen Fingerprints: A Novel Modality for Active Authentication," in IT Professional, vol. 15, no. , pp. 38-42, 2013.
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