Inspiration – Online security (apparently we all have a different type pattern)

Posted on Nov 2, 2015



I recently came across an example of an online security method that I’d never seen before.

The website (for an online course) asked that the user submits a typing test every-time they submit an assignment in order to prevent cheating.

I didn’t know this but apparently we all have a different type pattern, and by looking at the way we type the system can tell if its you typing or someone else.

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In terms of practical application, I can’t see it replacing passwords anytime soon, but could form part of a 2-3 part authentication (we wouldn’t want to make it too hard for the user to gain access to their account).

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