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Identity theft, computers and behavioral biometrics

Robert Moskovitch, Clint Feher, Arik Messerman, Niklas Kirschnick, Tarik Mustafic, Ahmet Camtepe, Bernhard Lohlein, Ulrich Heister, Sebastian Moller, Lior Rokach, Yuval Elovici

2009 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics …, 2009

The increase of online services, such as eBanks, WebMails, in which users are verified by a username and password, is increasingly exploited by identity theft procedures. Identity Theft is a fraud, in which someone pretends to be someone else is order to steal money or get other benefits. To overcome the problem of identity Theft an additional security layer is required. Within the last decades the option of verifying users based on their keystroke dynamics was proposed during login verification. Thus, the imposter has to be able to type in a similar way to the real user in addition to having the username and password. However, verifying users upon login is not enough, since a logged station/mobile is vulnerable for imposters when the user leaves her machine. Thus, verifying users continuously based on their activities is required. Within the last decade there is a growing interest and use of biometrics tools, however …