In the digital world of today all of us need to remember passwords to secure our accounts one password for the Facebook account, one for email account, one for online banking account and the list goes on and on and on. You tend to make sometimes easy passwords which are not safe for every kind of account you hold specially those that need to be highly secured so we are suggested to make passwords with random letters or signs that are not easy to remember for the human mind.
DARPA announced that it wanted its users in completely ditch the passwords and was working towards building such computers that recognize the pattern of users using the keyboard. Richard Guidorizzi, DARPA program manager, gave a talk in 2010 called “Beyond Passwords.” In which he explains, keystroke identification system would make computers adapt humans.
“Active Authentication” as the identification system is called will happen in the background invisible to you while you can go on doing your work.
A computer science professor Roy Maxion at Carnegie Mellon University says that your keyboard could be the answer, the set of typing in a crack able code. The computer will pick up the way you type and will identify you. These keystroke dynamics such as how fast you type, what act to the kind of digital print? A same study at Pace University identifies similar keystrokes dynamics. With the help of an experiment on a set of student. Computers identified pressure as the students answered questions to an online test. The result showed that the computer identified the test taker in 99.6% cases.
The downside to this technique is that the potential person can only be identified when the computer keep a constant watch on the users keystrokes otherwise there would be no guarantee of perfect results.