This week's Technology Today dives into TypingDNA and how it is transforming the way we identify a security breach.
The concept is simple - TypingDNA analyzes whether you are the one using your computer, tablet or smartphone, by studying your typing style to detect patterns - hence the name. The software utilizes two key aspects, to measure your style - 1) How long it takes you to reach a key and 2) How long you keep a key(s) pressed down.
There is buzz this NEW technology could be an alternative for two-factor authentication - eliminating the hassle of a secondary device verification. As the majority of two-factor authentication options offer a QR code, TypingDNA is able to grab said code and send it to the extension. The codes are revealed as soon as you verify your identity, by passing the typing algorithm. If you think this is too good to be true, don't second guess it, head over to TypingDNA's website to test it out for yourself!
To boot - there is a FREE Google Chrome Extension - in addition, they are working with other partners in the industry to integrate their software. Currently, you can use TypingDNA with a range of online services; such as, Amazon Web Services, Coinbase, Facebook and Gmail!
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- With this software, you are able to identify a hacker, right away.
- Added protection no longer inconveniences users - as bio-metrics detect authentication while typing occurs - boosting user experience!
- Supports repetitive text - meaning, you can be typing login credentials or writing an email and the software will detect whether you have been compromised.
Are you thinking - 'What if I have to type slower or faster?' or 'What if I am in a weird position, inhibiting my usual typing aesthetic?' - don't fret, TypingDNA allows you to alter the 'strictness' of the system - you can have it's 'false positive rate' as low as .1% or allow a higher threshold with 'wiggle room'. When higher, an authenticator will ask you to type again, to make sure that it wasn't a fluke - thank goodness!! It's a simple and easy way to go about your business without being flagged!
Did you find this blog informative? Will you test out the new software, in hopes to go sans two-factor? Sound off below.
Until next time, Techies!