Preventing Email Fraud Using Typing Behaviour Checks

A communication system that provides continuous user authentication through keyboard dynamics and AI will offer unprecedented protection for email accounts, reduce cyber fraud by 90%.

Email is a standard communication method, but it is typically secured by only a username and password, making it the most popular attack vector. Both the WHO and INTERPOL have reported large increases in cyber-attacks, 70% of which are due to email vulnerability.

Over 270M email records and passwords are available on the dark web to buy for under $200. According to Centrify, 71% of the UK’s business decision-makers say that cyber-breaches have been made more likely by moves to 100% remote working prompted by COVID-19; the need to block criminal activity on compromised email accounts is, therefore, more urgent than ever.

Unlike Typing DNA, which offers one-time authentication using keyboard dynamics, the system should provide continuous authentication by keeping an eye on typing activity and blocking the user as soon as there is a variation in behavior. Real-time blockage of malicious activity is the key.    

All email providers, including Ledger mail, Crypt Mail, and several other blockchain email providers, use usernames and passwords for user authentication, and these are often compromised, resulting in fraudulent activity.

The new system using keyboard authentication, along with blockchain encryption, will make the solution far more reliable.

The user authentication has to be dynamic and real-time, enabling instant blockage of malicious activity by recognizing the change in typing behavior.

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