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Biometriska säkerhetslösningars inverkan på IT-forensik inom polisen: En kvalitativ intervjustudie
University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Biometric security solution´s  effects on IT-forensics within the swedish police authority : A qualitative interview study (English)
Abstract [sv]

Lösenord har länge varit den metod som föredragits av användare för att skydda användarkonton och känslig information. I strävan till att finna enklare, snabbare och säkrare autentiseringsmetoder har biometriska säkerhetslösningar snabbt vuxit i popularitet. Mobiltelefoner har traditionellt skyddats med hjälp av lösenord men har på senare tid även börjat inkludera någon form av biometrisk sensor för autentisering.  

Genom att utföra en kvalitativ intervjustudie med IT-forensiker som arbetar på Polismyndigheten inom olika distrikt i Västra Götalands län undersökte denna studie forskningsfrågan: hur har biometriska säkerhetslösningar i jämförelse med lösenord påverkat IT-forensikerns arbete på Polismyndigheten?

Studien visar att biometrisk utrustning inte ger extra säkerhet i jämförelse med lösenord, eftersom en bakomliggande säkerhetskod alltid finns till hands ifall den biometriska sensorn slutar fungera. Därmed dras biometriska enheter med samma sorts svagheter som alltid funnits med lösenord.

Nyckelord: biometri, lösenord, säkerhet, etik, juridik, IT-forensik.

Abstract [en]

Passwords have long been the users’ preferred method of choice to protect user accounts and sensitive data. In a strive to find simpler, quicker and more secure forms of authentication methods, biometric security solutions have seen an increased in popularity. Most mobile phones now include a type of biometrical sensors as an option for authentication.

By conducting a qualitative interview study with IT-forensics employed by the police force in different districts in Västra Götaland county, this study aims to investigate the research question: How have biometric security solutions in comparison to passwords influenced the working methods of IT-forensics at the Swedish Police Authority?

The study shows that biometric security solutions give no added benefit to security in comparison to passwords, because there is always an underlying security code that is ready to be used in case the biometric authentication fails to work. Therefore, biometric devices suffer from the same kinds of weaknesses that have always plagued passwords.

Keywords: biometrics, passwords, security, ethics, law, IT-forensics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 52
Keywords [en]
biometrics, passwords, security, ethics, law, IT-forensics
Keywords [sv]
biometri, lösenord, säkerhet, etik, juridik, IT-forensik
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Computer Systems Computer Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16469OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-16469DiVA, id: diva2:1268260
Subject / course
Computer Science
Educational program
Network and Systems Administration
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Available from: 2018-12-06 Created: 2018-12-05 Last updated: 2018-12-06Bibliographically approved

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