Secure Password Using EEG-based BrainPrint System: Unlock Smartphone Password Using Brain-Computer Interface Technology

Zuwaina Alkhyeli, Ayesha Alshehhi, Mazna Alhemeiri, Salma Aldhanhani, Khalil Albalushi, Fatima Ali Alnuaimi, Abdelkader Nasreddine Belkacem

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Abstract

As security becomes a strong factor in daily activities, finding secure ways to unlock machines and smartphones is a challenge due to hardware limitations and the high risk of hacking. Considering the level of security and privacy in the digital world, attackers tend to be one step ahead. Therefore, this technical paper introduces a brain-computer interface (BCI) for increasing subject-based security using unique biometric features as a solution to build complex passwords. The BCI measures brain changes and extracts relevant bio-features from each subject using non-invasive electroencephalogram (EEG) tests. The proposed system allows users to gain access to their devices using brain waves (bypass) instead of inserting their password manually (normal path), which saves the user time and upgrades the level of privacy as no physical actions are required during this process. This system is also well suited for individuals with mobility impairments. We used the P300-based BCI controlling paradigm which depends on reading the electrical brain activity of the user when observing a particular object. The other feature of the system is that it can extract unique features of each individual brain to produce a network that uniquely identifies them, which is used as a security layer. Users need to enter their unique network to access their device with failed attempts requiring an EEG test to identify the user. The system plays an active role in facilitating user processes for authentication while accessing devices. The system establishes an urgent call whenever the user's brain currents command it to. The project outcomes were assessed by simulating the BCI before real-time implementation to determine errors and resolve the validity of the project scope.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2022
EditorsDonald Adjeroh, Qi Long, Xinghua Shi, Fei Guo, Xiaohua Hu, Srinivas Aluru, Giri Narasimhan, Jianxin Wang, Mingon Kang, Ananda M. Mondal, Jin Liu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1982-1987
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665468190
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2022 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2022Dec 8 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2022

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period12/6/2212/8/22

Keywords

  • BCI
  • Brain-computer Interface
  • EEG
  • Electroencephalogram
  • ROS
  • Robot Operating System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Health Informatics

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