Items tagged with behavioral biometrics

Smartphone security is becoming more sophisticated by the day. Fingerprint scanning and facial recognition schemes are starting to supplant PIN codes and passwords, but have you wondered what the next frontier might be? One possible avenue is behavioral biometrics, and a company called UnifyID is leading the charge. Behavioral biometrics is what it sounds like—it's a profile of a person's identity based on how they use their smartphone, based on data from accelerometers, gryroscopic sensors, and so forth. This form of security can detect if someone's typing pattern is unusual (and therefore might be an attempt by a hacker to break into a device), and can even profile someone's gait. John... Read more...