2016 - Present Clemson University

Personal smartphones are in the hands of over 90% of American adults, and are at high risk for security threat. Although passwords and pins are commonly used to alleviate these threats, they are easily hacked and still leave the user vulnerable. This study aims to explore video chat as an alternative form of authentication using the users existing social network, and whether their mood or location had an effect on whether they were willing to use video chat to authenticate.