Robert Capps, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by eWeek regarding the developments that NuData has made within the field of positive user verification. Using different aspects of behavior—such as keystroke rate, navigational habits, whether the user uses the mouse or the tab key and the speed at which a user reads the page—algorithms can decide whether the user is likely the authorized individual, a robot or an imposter.
Those days of providing static information to establish identity have been over for a long time, but we, as an industry, have been in denial. It used to be that we would look at Social Security number and mother’s maiden name, and then it was more detailed, such as what color your first car was or your mortgage payment. Now all that information is the in hands of fraudsters.
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