Used by some of Europe’s largest financial institutions and millions of consumers every day, BehavioSec’s technology supports secure user verification for access to web and mobile applications. Its technology works by observing how the user interacts with a device or browser, analysing the rhythm of typing, the deftness of touch. Here is a good article from the summer that describes them.
“We’re monitoring the small stuff,” says Neil Costigan, founder of Behaviosec, the Swedish security startup behind the recent roll-out. “The flight between the keys, which corners of the keys you tend to hit, where you pause. Do you circle in on a button or do you go straight to it and hit it?” Nordic banks including Danske Bank have trialled Behaviosec’s tracking technology and found it worked so well that by the end of the year, every Internet bank user in Sweden, Norway and Denmark will be doubly verified by their typing behavior, not just their pin number, Costigan claims. He can’t name his banking clients due to contractual obligations but claims millions of people will be tracked by the technology.