AFSecurity Seminar

Privacy Threat of Keystroke Profiling on the Web

In a browser environment, Keystroke Dynamics (the way of typing on a keyboard) is a biometric modality which can be used by any Web service to profile users. The collection of keystroke dynamics does not require any additional sensors and can be done without the users' knowledge. Keystroke Dynamics can be used to authenticate users, but also to profile otherwise anonymous web users, and thereby represents a privacy threat. This talk first discusses the performance of Keystroke Dynamics and how it poses a serious threat to users privacy. The talk then discusses several potential real-time methods for anonymization of Keystroke Dynamics, and gives some recommendations for building and implementing Keystroke Dynamics Anonymization Systems.

AFSecurity
DATE:  21 August 2019

PLACE:  Kristan Nygaards Hall (Room 5370), IFI, UiO - OJD House . 

AGENDA:
14:00h Welcom at UiO

14:15h Invited Talk:

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  • TALK:  Privacy Threat of Keystroke Profiling on the Web
    SPEAKER: Denis Migdal (ENSICAEN)   
    ABSTRACT: In a browser environment, Keystroke Dynamics (the way of typing on a keyboard) is a biometric modality which can be used by any Web service to profile users. The collection of keystroke dynamics does not require any additional sensors and can be done without the users' knowledge. Keystroke Dynamics can be used to authenticate users, but also to profile otherwise anonymous web users, and thereby represents a privacy threat. This talk first discusses the performance of Keystroke Dynamics and how it poses a serious threat to users privacy. The talk then discusses several potential real-time methods for anonymization of Keystroke Dynamics, and gives some recommendations for building and implementing Keystroke Dynamics Anonymization Systems.

15:00h Discussion


SPEAKER BIO 
Denis Migdal is PhD student at ENSICAEN in Caen, France. His PhD research project focuses on biometric keystroke dynamics and methods to strengthen online trust and privacy. Denis is currently a research visitor to the Information and Cyber Security Research Group at UiO.

Published Aug. 19, 2019 1:29 PM - Last modified Aug. 19, 2019 1:39 PM