What is Keystroke Dynamics
Keystroke dynamics is the method of identifying or verifying the user based on his or her individual typing pattern. Keystroke dynamics relies on analyzing the user's behavior and interaction with the input device, rather than something that user knows or possesses. Independent research and tests have demonstrated that keystroke rhythms are unique to individuals and are an excellent means of user identification. Moreover, unlike other biometric systems that may be expensive and time-consuming to implement, keystroke dynamics requires only a keyboard or a touchpad.
FAQ
Who was Keystroke DNA created for?
Keystroke DNA can be used in any web application that can benefit from increased security. It is a Business-to-Business solution, and at this time we do not offer a solution targeted at end customers.
How do I integrate Keystroke DNA?
Keystroke DNA can be easily integrated into any web application with just a few lines of code. Please, read the documentation on our website. If you have any difficulties with the integration, our technical support team is available to help.
What data are you storing?
We are storing the User's identifier that is provided to us by the party that integrates Keystroke DNA into their web application. The User Identifier can be anything including a combination of random character or an e-mail address. In addition, we create and store biometric profiles, which are based on the User's typing patterns on various devices.
What languages does Keystroke DNA support?
Keystroke dynamics is efficient in any language as it analyses only the typing patterns and not what is actually being typed. Therefore, our algorithms are technically language independent.
Why is Keystroke DNA better that other biometric authentication solutions?
In contrast to other biometric authentication systems, keystroke dynamics offers the promise of high confidence user identification without the need of any special hardware.
Why not just use more stringent requirements for password strength?
A password that is easy to remember is generally also easy for an attacker to guess. Passwords that are difficult to remember reduce security of a system because users often need to write down or electronically store their password using an insecure method, will need frequent password resets, and are more likely to re-use the same password.
What is the origin of Keystroke Dynamics?
During World War II, Military Intelligence discovered that an individual had a unique rhythm of keying in a Morse Code message. As a result, this biometric feature was used to distinguish ally from enemy and later became known as keystroke dynamics.