Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Keystroke Dynamics

All sorts of traits and behaviours can identify an individual. Sometimes, we can't get a good enough facial image from a video ... but we can combine the video that we have with fingerprints, DNA, and so forth. There are many biometric identifiers to choose from, so more obvious than others.

Did you know that Keystroke Dynamics uses the cadence of an individual's typing pattern for recognition. It's not necessarily what you've typed, but how you've typed that's the key. Do you hunt and peck? Do you use two fingers and a thumb on each hand. Do you use one hand more than others? All of these clues add up to who you are as a typist, help to separate you from the rest of the population, and help to positively ID you.

Who would have thought?

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