Keystroke Dynamics in a General Setting

  • Rajkumar Janakiraman
  • Terence Sim
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4642)

Abstract

It is well known that Keystroke Dynamics can be used as a biometric to authenticate users. But most work to date use fixed strings, such as userid or password. In this paper, we study the feasibility of using Keystroke Dynamics as a biometric in a more general setting, where users go about their normal daily activities of emailing, web surfing, and so on. We design two classifiers that appropriate for one-time and continuous authentication. We also propose a new Goodness Measure to compute the quality of a word used for Keystroke Dynamics. From our experiments we find that, surprisingly, non-English words are better suited for identification than English words.

Keywords

Keystroke dynamics biometrics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajkumar Janakiraman
    • 1
  • Terence Sim
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing, National University of Singapore,117543Singapore

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