Because no one  types exactly the way you do,  your typing style can serve as your password.

Typing Patterns as an I.D.

Typing Patterns as an I.D.

That’s the idea behind the winning contest entry at a Microsoft-sponsored event in which 40 international teams competed to see which one would come up with the best biometric use for a pressure-sensitive keyboard. “Safelock” was invented by Jeff Allen and John Howard of Southern Methodist University.

Turns out there are several aspects to your typing signature: the interval between keystrokes, the time the key is held, and the amount of pressure. These are measurable after just eight keystrokes.

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