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We’re starting a series of blog posts to cover popular topics of interest around how our proprietary AI typing biometrics technology works. We want to ensure our customers feel confident they benefit from the most widely available, up to date typing biometrics technology worldwide.
Typing biometrics – what is it?
Besides physiological biometrics (fingerprint, facial identification, or retina scan), other metrics look into patterns in human behavior, called behavioral biometrics.
Typing biometrics, also known as keystroke dynamics, is a kind of behavioral biometrics, embedded in people’s behavior when they type on a keyboard.
In almost any household you can find a physical or virtual keyboard. This makes typing behavior one of the most widely available biometrics.
Typing biometrics analyzes typing patterns of users which include the duration of pressing a key (“press time”) and how long it takes a user to find the next key (“seek time”= key1 down to key2 down). Others measure a somehow similar time called “flight time” = key1 release to key2 press. Typing patterns are determined based on keystroke dynamics analysis of the 44 keys used most of the time. The technology also looks into other metrics of how the individual interacts with the device while typing, using data from device incorporated sensors.
Typing biometrics recognizes people by the way they type and has a variety of use cases such as authentication and fraud prevention, password reset, endpoint security, credit card payment security, healthcare research, as well as experimental projects in R&D, such as TypingDNA Focus—the first app to predict your mood based on how you type.
Unlike more intrusive biometrics such as facial identification or retina scans—which hinder the authentication process, typing biometrics is frictionless and it does not compromise the user experience.
- If you’re a university student who wants to learn more about typing biometrics technology, get started with the Short Phrase demo.
- If you wish to explore TypingDNA products that are reshaping cybersecurity, learn about our frictionless 2FA and continuous authentication solutions.
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