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Subscriber Authentication for Mobile Phones through the Implementation of
Keystroke Dynamics

Clarke NL, Furnell SM, Lines BL, Reynolds PL
Proceedings of the Third International Network
Conference (INC 2002), Plymouth, UK, 16-18 July, pp347-355, 2002
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With the introduction of third generation phones, a technological transition is occurring in which the devices
begin to have similar functionality to that of current personal digital assistants. The ability of these phones to
store sensitive information, such as financial records, digital certificates and company records, makes them
desirable targets for impostors. Current security for mobile phones is provided by the Personal Identification
Number (PIN), which has weaknesses from both technological and end-user perspectives. As such, non-intrusive
and stronger subscriber authentication techniques are required. This paper details the feasibility of one such
technique, the use of keystroke dynamics. This feasibility study comprises a number of investigations into the
ability of neural networks to authenticate users successfully based upon their interactions with a mobile phone
keypad. The initial results are promising with individual users? classification performing as well as 0% false
rejection and 1.3% false acceptance.

Clarke NL, Furnell SM, Lines BL, Reynolds PL