From Password to Face Biometrics: Attacks and Defenses

Date and time: 
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:00
220 Deschutes
LI Yingjiu
Singapore Management University
  • Jun Li

Password-based user authentication has been pervasively used and rigorously studied for many years, while face biometrics based user authentication has become increasingly popular recently. In this talk, I will answer why it is so difficult to make user authentication highly secure and highly usable at the same time based on password only. In addition, I will answer how we can push the usability of password-based two-factor authentication to its limit, and how we can make face authentication highly secure without sacrificing much of its high usability.


Yingjiu Li is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Information Systems at Singapore Management University. His research interests include IoT Security and Privacy, Mobile and System Security, Applied Cryptography and Cloud Security, and Data Application Security and Privacy. He has published over 130 technical papers in international conferences and journals, and served in the program committees for over 80 international conferences and workshops, including top-tier cybersecurity conferences such as IEEE Oakland and ACM CCS. The URL for his web page is