Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Banks and retailers capture user behavioral biometrics to stop impersonation



Retailers and banks are using “behavioral biometrics” to determine how you swipe, tap, or handle a mouse. NYTimes story by Stacy Cowly.  
  
This could be useful in identifying fraud at ATM’s (and there is a recent scandal in progress overseas. Mike Snider story on USA Today).   So it sounds useful to limit identity theft.

It could be helpful in providing security to websites, to help identity malicious logon attempts (with Jetpack and Sitelock). 
    
But it also means that even a lot more data is being collected that hackers could find some day.

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