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RE: Question regarding authentication work

From: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
Date: Fri, 12 May 2017 12:52:59 +0000
To: David Sloan <dsloan@paciellogroup.com>, RQTF <public-rqtf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BN6PR07MB3457CD8A5DBB3F56CD892315ABE20@BN6PR07MB3457.namprd07.prod.outlook.com>
Having an overview of the most important authentication mechanisms presently under discussion would indeed be useful in defining (and thus confining) our authentication investigation.

As an aside, the gesture recognition authentication technique described at the CHI 2017 conference -
See "Where Usability and Security Go Hand-in-Hand: Robust Gesture-Based Authentication for Mobile Systems" - raises accessibility concerns for people whose ability to trace a pattern reliably on a touch device is limited.

Proceedings (cited by Dave) are at

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Sloan [mailto:dsloan@paciellogroup.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 4:34 AM
> To: RQTF <public-rqtf@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: Question regarding authentication work
> Hi Scott
> We didn’t discuss this in any real detail at the last call. That said, the
> authentication resources we added from the CHI 2017 publication list will help
> identify emerging areas that are on the radar of the human-computer
> interaction community.
> But during the call, we did make plans to arrange a call with Wendy Seltzer (W3C
> Strategy Lead and Policy Counsel) to discuss our current work on CAPTCHA and
> authentication. Maybe one of the outcomes of that could be an indication of
> key mechanisms we need to address, and a strategy for a more focused
> literature review?
> Dave
> > On 12 May 2017, at 03:49, Scott Hollier <scott@hollier.info> wrote:
> >
> > To the RQTF
> >
> > I’ve just read through the minutes of the last meeting, and wanted to ask a
> quick question – in regards to the authentication work, we discussed a few
> weeks ago about the possibility of seeking a list of the key authentication
> mechanisms currently in discussion in other working groups to help us in doIng
> some more in-depth research on the associated accessibility implications.  In the
> minutes it looks like this was touched on but I just wanted to see if any progress
> has been made on that point. I ask because once a list of a few rapidly
> advancing authentication methods is established, I’m in a position to pull
> together specific literature on those areas for investigation and provide a
> review, similar to my CAPTCHA contribution.
> >
> > Thank you
> >
> > Scott.
> >
> >
> > <image001.gif>Dr Scott Hollier
> > Digital Access Specialist
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> >
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> David Sloan
> UX Research Lead
> The Paciello Group
> dsloan@paciellogroup.com
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