Deriving information from a person from a website they visit is not something new, but making an inference from their speed of keying in keystrokes has taken the world by surprise.
This is what is called Behavior Profiling.
Created by GREYC research lab, this technique will be able to identify an individual just by his/her own keystroke habits.
In Behavior Profiling, anonymity is disclosed by tracking nuance movements while a person is online, this include mouse clicks.
The technology picks our typing characteristic on scales of millisecond long delays between key presses and uses the data to profile us with a high degree of accuracy.
Site visitors can therefore be identified by their typing habits with 99% accuracy.
This raises the next question, is it possible to trace a person based on what he types.
The answer for this may get you off guard. Recently, innovative researchers from GREYC research lab have invented an awesome behavioral profiling technique that accurately identifies your personality courtesy of your keystroke habits.
That’s incredible. Your anonymity online can thus be traced, here is how.
The researchers used a simple logic, everybody types differently.
This can be explained by our typing speeds as well as how we position our hands on the keyboard.
Here something goes unnoticed, and that’s the time we take to press down a particular key before we proceed to the next key. The time gap that’s tells it all.
GREYC research lab uses this profiling technique to collect such benign data.
Login information and usernames are not spared either.
This implies that it can even shatter Tor anonymity.
This thus means you may surpass the excepted limits without you realizing thus uncovering your anonymity.
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