Password secured sites: stepping forward with keystroke dynamics

Tenreiro de Magalhaes, Sergio, 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


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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
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 14:30

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