No keys to the kingdom: New single sign-on algorithm provides superior privacy

published 29.06.2020 14:51

by Science X staff from techxplore.com

In this way, our SSO algorithm uses personal information only for authentication of the user, as originally intended when SSO systems were introduced."

Dr. Iriyama states: "We aimed to develop an SSO algorithm that does not disclose the user's identity and sensitive personal information to the service provider.

In an effort to address these problems, Associate Professor Satoshi Iriyama from Tokyo University of Science and his colleague Dr. Maki Kihara have recently developed a new SSO algorithm that on principle prevents such holistic information exchange.

SSO systems are often run by Big Tech companies, who have, in the past, been reported to gather people's personal information from apps and websites (service providers) without their consent, for targeted advertising and other marketing purposes.

For instance, as Dr. Iriyama explains, "Our algorithm can be used not only with an ID and a password, but also with any other type of identity information, such as biometrics, credit card data, and unique numbers known by the user."