Secure authentication of users of devices using tactile and voice sequencing with feedback

Patent No. 10,073,959 

Issued: September 11, 2018
Filed: June 19, 2015

Inventors: Boss; Gregory J. (Saginaw, MI), Jimenez; Diego Xirinachs (Heredia, CR), Macias Garcia; Andrea del Pilar (Guachipelin Escazu, CR), McConnell; Stephen J. (Belfast, GB), Pierga; Piotr (Palatine, IL), Ramos; Stacey (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)


A method for securely authenticating users of a device which uses pairings of a verbal passphrase and user interactions. The user interactions may be finger position on an interface of the device, number of taps on the interface of the device, or touching of the interface in a predefined area. Alternatively, the user can provide a verbal passphrase with inflection points.


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