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Identify and Verify Users Based on How They Type

Apr 07, 2008, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Harrington)

[ Thanks to LinucksGirl for this link. ]

"Modify the GNOME Display Manager (GDM) to support user verification through keystroke-dynamics processing. Create and store a one-way encrypted hash of your keystroke patterns when entering your user name. Add code to GDM to read current keystroke patterns and permit a user to log in when the characteristics are a match.

"Many commercial products today provide two-factor authentication on Linux systems. These technologies generally require the purchase of additional hardware and create a closed implementation unsuitable for many environments. The code and processes presented here allow you to implement a low-cost authentication-input system based on the characteristics of how a user types his password into the GDM. Moving beyond examples and into implementation, the modifications to GDM presented here allow you to enhance the security of your computer..."

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