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I have successfully defenses my PhD thesis on “Using Deception to Enhance Security: A Taxonomy, Model, and Novel Uses”

I have successfully defended my PhD thesis and ended my journey at Purdue. This would have not been possible without the help and guidance from my advisors Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (aka. Spaf) and Prof. Mikhal J. Atallah (aka. Mike). I was honored to have the opportunity to learn from such renowned scientists and …

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[Paper] Enhancing Passwords Security using Deceptive Covert Communication

Mohammed H. Almeshekah, Mikhail J. Atallah and Eugene H. Spafford International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection, IFIP SEC’15, May 26-28, 2015, Hamburg, Germany ABSTRACT: The use of deception to enhance security has shown promising results as a defensive technique. In this paper we present an authentication scheme that …

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A number of media outlets published articles on our Ersatz Password work

A number of media outlets published articles on our Ersatz Password work. These appeared in a number of languages; [English],,,, and; [Swedish]; [Russian] at; and [Danish] at Update: The full details and implementation of the work has been published an available here. Update: Our …

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[Poster] The Password Wall — A Better Defense against Password Exposure

Mohammed H. Almeshekah, Mikhail J. Atallah & Eugene H. Spafford 15th Annual Information Security Symposium, CERIAS, Purdue, March, 2014 ABSTRACT: We present an authentication scheme that better protects users’ passwords than in currently deployed password-based schemes, without taxing the users’ memory or damaging the user-friendliness of the login process. Our scheme maintains …

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[Report] Economics of Identity Management Systems – Towards and Economically Incentived User-Centric IDMS

Mohammed H. Almeshekah Masters Thesis, Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London, September 2010 ABSTRACT: The ubiquity of identity management systems in people’s online activities has lead to a significant growth in the number of identity management solutions. These systems have been designed to help users manage their digital identities …

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