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Password secured sites: stepping forward with keystroke dynamics

Tenreiro de Magalhaes, Sergio and Revett, Kenneth and Santos, Henrique M.D. (2005) Password secured sites: stepping forward with keystroke dynamics. In: International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices, 2005: NWeSP 2005. IEEE Computer Society, USA, pp. 293-298. ISBN 0769524524


Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/iel5/10610/33519/015924...


Computer Authentication is a critical component of most computer systems – especially those used in e- Commerce activities over the internet. Global access to information makes security, namely the authentication process, a critical design issue in these systems. In what concerns to authentication, what is required is a reliable, hardware independent and efficient security system. In this paper, we propose an extension to a keystroke dynamics based security system. We provide evidence that completely software based systems can be as effective as expensive and cumbersome hardware based systems. Our system is a behavioral based system that captures the normal typing patterns of a user and uses that information, in addition to standard login/password security to provide a system that is user-friendly and very effective at detecting imposters. The results provide a means of dealing with enhanced security that is growing in demand in web-based applications based on ECommerce.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:2215
Deposited On:28 Jun 2006
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:30

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