Biometric technology has swiftly emerged as a go-to solution for improving digital security and while fingerprints and facial recognition are being used more and more to stop online theft, how fast you type could soon be stopping hackers.
Mobile identification company TeleSign launched Behavior ID on Tuesday, an online application that tracks a user's behavior to prevent cybertheft.
The application records behavior such as how a user moves their mouse, presses a touch screen, or the way they type. This increases the level of identity assurance for every user account a company has, according to Steve Jillings, CEO of TeleSign.
"The power of Behavior ID is its ability to adapt to the user, transparently producing a digital fingerprint from a user's behavior to confirm their identity and develop an ongoing authentication without requiring the consumer to do anything," he said in a press release.
"Best of all, these unique biometric patterns are extremely accurate, from the way we move our hand on a mobile device screen or with a mouse, it is virtually impossible to precisely imitate another person's behavior."