In recent years, many computer scientists have been exploring the notion of metaverse, an online space in which users can access different virtual environments and immersive experiences, using VR and AR headsets. While navigating the metaverse, users might also share personal data, whether to purchase goods, connect with other users, or for other purposes.

far from ideal.

This inspired a team of researchers at VIT-AP University in India to create MetaSecure, a password-less authentication system for the metaverse. This system, introduced in a paper pre-published on arXiv, combines three different authentication techniques, namely device attestation, facial recognition and physical security keys.

“The concept of metaverse promotes the sustainable growth of human civilizations, enhancing communication on a virtual platform,” Sibi Chakkaravarthy and Aditya Mitra, two of the researchers who carried out the study, told Tech Xplore. “In such a scenario, security of one’s digital identity is a main concern. Thus, we came up with MetaSecure, a novel authentication system.”


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