clickprint

clickprint

The Web browsing pattern of a user. The order of pages navigated combined with the time spent on each page is analyzed to identify a particular user. The information can be used to make targeted offers to returning users or to detect automated agents (spiders, bots) that may be combing the site.
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If someone didn't want to be identified by clickprint, he or she could easily alter behavior to elude detection, Padmanabhan and Yang say.
Scientists are learning to use these typeprints, clickprints, and writeprints, respectively, as digital forms of fingerprints.
By analyzing the real data, they extract the users' clickprints to generate behavioral fingerprints.
Yang, Clickprints on the web: Are there signatures in web browsing data, 2006, http://knowledge .wharton.upenn.edu/papers/1323.pdf.
On the security side, new programs can map signatures or doodles "drawn" with the mouse; a procedure that pairs such "clickprints" with a password "rejected more than 95 percent of participants who were acting as intruders, while accepting the legitimate users more than 99 percent of the time," Rehmeyer says.