Signature forgery and the forger – an assessment of influence on handwritten signature production

Morton, Alex and Reid, William and Buntin, Colin and Brockly, Michael and O'Neill, Joe and Elliot, Stephen and Guest, Richard (2015) Signature forgery and the forger – an assessment of influence on handwritten signature production. In: Proceedings ICITA 2015, July 2015, Sydney, Australia. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Signatures are widely used as a form of personal authentication. Despite ubiquity in deployment, individual signatures are relatively easy to forge, especially when only the static ‘pictorial’ outcome of the signature is considered at verification time. In this study we explore opinions on signature usage for verification purposes, and how individuals rate a particular third-party signature in terms of ease of forgeability and their own ability to forge. We examine responses with respect to an individual’s experience of the forgeability/complexity of their own signature. Our study shows that past experience does not generally have an effect on perceived signature complexity nor the perceived effectiveness of an individual to themselves forge a signature. In assessing forgeability, most subjects cite overall signature complexity and distinguishing features in reaching this decision. Furthermore, our research indicates that individuals typically vary their signature according to the scenario but generally little effort into the production of the signature.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Image and Information Engineering
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 09:45 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 11:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50599 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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