Date Added: Jul 2011
Textual password authentication schemes are vulnerable to attacks like eves dropping, shoulder surfing and hidden cameras. An authentication scheme which integrates graphics and text is resistant to these attacks. Native language passwords are more secure than standard language passwords. Users can remember native language passwords better than any other language, by nature. A shape based textual password authentication scheme using native language of the user is discussed and enhancements are proposed to make the authentication scheme more secure.