Continuous Authentication in Mobile Devices Using Behavioral Biometrics

  • Rodrigo Rocha
  • Davide CarneiroEmail author
  • Ricardo Costa
  • César Analide
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1006)


In recent years, the development and use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets grew significantly. They are used for virtually every activity of our lives, from communication or online shopping to e-banking or gaming, just to name a few. As a consequence, these devices contribute significantly to make our lives more digital, with all the perks and risks that this encompasses. One of the most serious risk is that of an authorized individual gaining physical access to our mobile device and, potentially, to all the applications and personal data it contains. Most of mobile devices are protected using some kind of password, that can be easily spotted by unauthorized users or event guessed. In the last years, new authentication mechanisms have been proposed, such as those using traditional biometrics or behavioral biometrics. In this paper we propose a new continuous authentication mechanism for mobile devices based on behavioral biometrics that monitors user interaction behavior for classifying the identity of the user.


Continuous authentication Behavioral biometrics User classification 



This work has been supported by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UID/CEC/00319/2019.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrigo Rocha
    • 1
  • Davide Carneiro
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ricardo Costa
    • 1
  • César Analide
    • 2
  1. 1.CIICESI/ESTG - Polytechnic Institute of PortoFelgueirasPortugal
  2. 2.Algoritmi Centre/Department of InformaticsUniversidade do MinhoBragaPortugal

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