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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Security Gaps In Authentication Factor Credentials

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Neeraj A. Sharma, Mohammed Farik



Authentication, Biometrics, Cards, Passwords, PIN, Retinal Scan



Authentication factors refer to user login credentials that a user supplies to an authentication process for it to decide whether to grant or deny access. While two-factor and three-factor authentication generally provides better security than one-factor authentication, the aim of this paper is to review, security in individual authentication factor credentials that are in use nowadays. These credentials will be discussed in factor categories � knowledge factor, possession factor, and inherence factor. The paper details current security gaps and some novel approaches to diminish the gaps in these authentication factors. We believe that our recommendations will inspire development of better authentication credentials and systems.



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