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Behavioral Biometrics On The Rise At RSA Conference
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HAnatomi
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HAnatomi,
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4/24/2015 | 1:44:43 AM
Presence of a fallback password
Biometric authentication could be a candidate for displacing the password if/when (only if/when) it has stopped depending on a password to be registered in case of false rejection while keepting the near-zero false acceptance.
Sara Peters
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Sara Peters,
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4/23/2015 | 9:00:42 PM
Re: Better Than Murder and Amputation
@Christian  "I have to give behavioral biometrics a thums up - so I can keep my thumbs!" Hahahaaaa!!! Love it.

Yes, there are still things to be worked out, but the good thing is that if these tools are used in a way that reuires no work from the user, they reduce friction, and then when there's an anomaly -- perhaps for the legitimate reasons you've mentioned -- they'll request a second factor of active authentication from the user. I can see why online retailers might really like it for return customers. 
RetiredUser
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4/23/2015 | 8:35:33 PM
Better Than Murder and Amputation
Because hacking biometrics involves lots of unsavory hacks such as murder, amputation or even self-mutilation, I have to give behavioral biometrics a thums up - so I can keep my thumbs!

The math and code behind this technology is fascinating, and what it takes to get you to a place where enough data has been collected to successfully create a behavioral "fingerprint" is also of interest, never quite being the same for each person.

As with all predictive tech, though, there are plenty of unforseen factors that can skew the data.  Schizophrenia, for instance, and other mental illnesses that could affect the data (whether in the initial reading, or after the reading when the mental illness presents, offsetting the user's behavior), or even something as simple as a hangover or depression.

Still, I think I prefer where this is going more than where the esoteric fingerprint or retinal scan tech was taking us.   

 


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