Shake Hands To Bedevil: Securing Email With Wearable Technology

Arne Renkema-Padmos, Jerome Baum, Karen Renaud, Melanie Volkamer
<span title="2014-07-08">2014</span> <i title="Zenodo"> Zenodo </i> &nbsp;
Email users rarely use end-to-end encryption. It takes effort and requires explicit action. Users may not see the need for this, have access to the technology, possess the know-how, or may be faced with complex interfaces. To enable effortless exchange of encrypted emails we propose KeyRing, a design for a wearable device that builds on in-person trust establishment through device pairing. This pairing can be used to make the exchange of secure emails between the wearers easier. We discuss how
more &raquo; ... he corresponding interactions of handshake, seal, and unseal can be implemented, and find that the most promising approaches are a ring communicating over infrared and a wristband communicating over Bluetooth. Issues around the human-device interface, user acceptance, feasibility, and deployment are discussed, but need further work.
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