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Hey guys, got another questionaire I need filled in for school.
This one's about mobile phone authentication methods.

Here ya go:

1. What authentication methods, if any, do you use to protect your mobile phone?
For example passwords, PINs, visual passwords, behaviour recognition, biometrics etc.

2. What other methods have you tried using on mobile phones, and how did you feel about them?

3. Do you have any particular problems with your current method(s)?
For example, are there any scenarios where you would not want to use it?
Is it particularly slow to use?
Would other people be able to figure out how to break the method if they watched you doing it?
Is it difficult to use while walking or on shakey transport?

4. What are your priorities in terms of authentication methods?
Would you prefer something that is more secure, or something that is faster and more usable? Or perhaps something which is somewhat fun to use? Or does it vary on the situation?
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carbonacat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's just creepy. Better sabotage the device than give my fingers or eyes!
DC-Phantom-IV Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
1) Visual password, 4 digit PIN
2) PIN only on previous phone
3) Visual passwords too easy to break if observed once or twice. Biometrics preferred (like on my laptop), but phones generally don't have them.
4) Want all three of fast, usable, secure (such as fingerprint scan). Fun to use gets dull when it's needed 10+ times a day, may compromise security.
KupoGames Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
SkyFire2008 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
1)No protection.
2)Used to have a PIN, but it was quite useless since I never switched off the phone. Also used a screen lock password, which I never forgot, but it was a little annoying to enter it each time the screen switched off.
3)No protection->no problems.
4)Something that is simple yet secure, like a password.

Hope it's enough.
KupoGames Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Miragician Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just press *, then left tab to unlock my basic and ancient cell phone that I rarely use. Best security ever.
KupoGames Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Taking a note of an MSN conversation:

1) I use zero protection on my mobile phone.
2) I once put a PIN on it because my sister read a text message I received, I forgot the PIN within half an hour and had to get my phone unlocked from a shop.
3)Not using any.
4)A good feature would be multiple ways of authenticating, in case one was forgotten or lost. Something you can't forget/lose is ideal. Fun is a bonus.
I find 4 digit PINs to be very insecure and predictable aswell, my parents put one on the safe in my house, and I cracked it in under a day, same deal with my dads phone. They took my advice and stopped using obvious numbers.
Using the year you were born really is retarded.
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February 8, 2012