Non-Inclusive Online Security: Older Adults' Experience with Two-Factor Authentication

dc.contributor.author Das, Sanchari
dc.contributor.author Jelen, Ben
dc.contributor.author Kim, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Huber, Lesa
dc.contributor.author Camp, L. Jean
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-24T20:20:52Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-24T20:20:52Z
dc.date.issued 2021-01-05
dc.description.abstract Older adults access critical resources online, including bank, retirement, and health insurance accounts. Thus, it is necessary to protect their accounts so they can confidently use these services that are increasingly being moved online. Two-factor authentication (2FA) protects online assets through efficient and robust authentication, but adoption and usability remain a challenge. Our in-depth qualitative research focuses on ten older adults’ (≥ 60 years) sustained (non)usage of 2FA for thirty days. Participants’ limited adoption of the security keys stemmed from its non-inclusive design, lack of tangible benefits, inconsistent instructions, and device dependencies. We propose design modifications, age-friendly instructions, effective risk communication, and appropriate assistance to encourage 2FA adoption among older adults and institutions entrusted with their data. We also introduce the concept of ‘Security Caregivers,’ who can ensure security and digital independence for the aging population
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2021.779
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-4-0
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/71399
dc.language.iso English
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Social-Technical Issues in Organizational Information Technologies
dc.subject authentication
dc.subject interviews
dc.subject older adults
dc.subject two-factor authentication
dc.subject usable privacy and security
dc.subject user studies
dc.title Non-Inclusive Online Security: Older Adults' Experience with Two-Factor Authentication
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