SmartCAMPP - Smartphone-based Continuous Authentication leveraging Motion sensors with Privacy Preservation Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2021

start page

  • 189

end page

  • 196


  • 147

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0167-8655

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-7344


  • Continuous Authentication (CA) approaches are attracting attention due to the explosion of available sensors from IoT devices such as smartphones. However, a critical privacy concern arises when CA data is outsourced. Data from motion sensors may reveal users" private issues. Despite the need for CA in smartphones, no previous work has explored how to tackle this matter leveraging motion sensors in a privacy-preserving way. In this work, a mechanism dubbed SmartCAMPP is proposed to achieve CA based on gyroscope and accelerometer data. Format-preserving encryption techniques are applied to privately outsource them. Our results show the suitability of the proposed scheme, featuring of accuracy while taking 5.12 ms. of computation for authenticating each user. Interestingly, the use of cryptography does not lead to a significant impact as compared to a non-privacy-preserving mechanism


  • Computer Science


  • continuous authentication; smartphone privacy; gyroscope; accelerometer