keyboard biometrics

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keyboard biometrics

An authentication method that uses the rhythm of a person's typing on the computer. The "dwell time" between pressing a key down and letting it up, as well as the "flight times" between one key down and the next key down and one key up and the next key up, produce a rhythm unique to the individual. This rhythm is recorded when typing in username and password and compared against future logins. See biometrics and biometric signature.
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Prof SMH Goridi highlighted an effective use of biometric verification by applying various advanced methods of fingerprints, photographs, voice print, keyboard dynamics and 3d facial to identify a particular individual.
The topics include performance metrics and models for continuous authentication systems, multimodal biometric hand-off for robust unobtrusive authentication, low-level multi-spectral palm print image fusion, sitting postures and electrocardiograms, keystroke analysis as a tool for detecting intrusion, and personal identification and authentication based on keyboard dynamics in Japanese long-text input.
You'd men's be a heavy-Carnegie Mellon University professor Roy Maxion is an expert in keyboard dynamics, the study of each computer user's unique method of typing.
There are also nonphysiological characteristics that can help identify and authenticate a person, such as keyboard dynamics and handwriting dynamics.