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Identity Theft, Computers and Behavioral Biometrics
Citation key moskovitch2009a
Author Moskovitch, Robert and Feher, Clint and Messerman, Arik and Kirschnick, Niklas and Camtepe, Tarik Mustafic Ahmet and Löhlein, Bernhard and Heister, Ulrich and Möller, Sebastian and Rokach, Lior and Elovici, Yuval
Title of Book Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI '09)
Pages 155–160
Year 2009
ISBN 978-1-4244-4171-6
DOI 10.1109/isi.2009.5137288
Location Dalles, TX, United States
Address Dalles, TX, United States
Month jun
Note IEEE ISI 2009
Publisher IEEE
Abstract 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, these are often costly and require additional hardware. Behavioral biometrics, in which users are verified, based on their keyboard and mouse activities, present potentially a good solution. In this paper we discuss the problem of Identity Theft and propose behavioral biometrics as a solution. We survey existing studies and list the challenges and propose solutions.
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