On mouse dynamics as a behavioral biometric for authentication

Zach Jorgensen, Ting Yu

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Abstract

The idea of using one's behavior with a pointing device, such as a mouse or a touchpad, as a behavioral biometric for authentication purposes has gained increasing attention over the past decade. A number of interesting approaches based on the idea have emerged in the literature and promising experimental results have been reported; however, we argue that limitations in the past experimental evaluations of these approaches raise questions about their true effectiveness in a practical setting. In this paper, we review existing authentication approaches based on mouse dynamics and shed light on some important limitations regarding how the effectiveness of these approaches has been evaluated in the past. We present the results of several experiments that we conducted to illustrate our observations and suggest guidelines for evaluating future authentication approaches based on mouse dynamics. We also discuss a number of avenues for additional research that we believe are necessary to advance the state of the art in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, ASIACCS 2011
Pages476-482
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, ASIACCS 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 22 Mar 201124 Mar 2011

Other

Other6th International Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, ASIACCS 2011
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period22/3/1124/3/11

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Keywords

  • Authentication
  • Behavioral biometrics
  • Human computer interactio
  • Mouse dynamics
  • Mouse movement
  • Pointing devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Jorgensen, Z., & Yu, T. (2011). On mouse dynamics as a behavioral biometric for authentication. In Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, ASIACCS 2011 (pp. 476-482) https://doi.org/10.1145/1966913.1966983

On mouse dynamics as a behavioral biometric for authentication. / Jorgensen, Zach; Yu, Ting.

Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, ASIACCS 2011. 2011. p. 476-482.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jorgensen, Z & Yu, T 2011, On mouse dynamics as a behavioral biometric for authentication. in Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, ASIACCS 2011. pp. 476-482, 6th International Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, ASIACCS 2011, Hong Kong, China, 22/3/11. https://doi.org/10.1145/1966913.1966983
Jorgensen Z, Yu T. On mouse dynamics as a behavioral biometric for authentication. In Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, ASIACCS 2011. 2011. p. 476-482 https://doi.org/10.1145/1966913.1966983
Jorgensen, Zach ; Yu, Ting. / On mouse dynamics as a behavioral biometric for authentication. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, ASIACCS 2011. 2011. pp. 476-482
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