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Identifying People By Their Typing Patterns?

Posted by Non-Hamster on April 14th, 2008

IBM is working on another one of those oh-so-brilliant ideas (not) of ways to identify people (like we really need more of THAT nonsense!)

They're saying that their system can identify people by recognizing their typing patterns.  Apparently there's even directions for modifying the GNOME Display Manager on linux systems to support "user verification through keystroke-dynamics processing"

Thing is, I can see all kinds of problems with this.  I am not a hamster, all it takes is somebody having an "off" day where they don't feel very good and their typing patterns are different from the norm.. poof, they can't get logged on.

Then again, how about this thought.. Suppose the stupid thing is just plain WRONG?

Nope, this one isn't worth the time it takes to delete it.

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