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Issue No. 06 - November-December (1997 vol. 12)
ISSN: 1541-1672
pp: 38-45
This article presents a methodology for the reinforcement of password authentication through typing biometrical mechanisms. Typing biometrics is the analysis of the keystroke patterns unique to each user. This analysis is transparent-indiscernible to users-while they are trying to gain system access via a password-authentication mechanism in the normal way (by entering a user ID and password string). The analysis employs fuzzy logic, which has great potential to categorize each user's typing patterns. The integration of fuzzy logic-based typing biometrics with current password mechanisms, which constitute the most universal authentication device, can greatly enhance security.
authentication, biometrics, computer security, fuzzy logic, keystroke dynamics, passwords.

W. G. de Ru and J. H. Eloff, "Enhanced Password Authentication through Fuzzy Logic," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 12, no. , pp. 38-45, 1997.
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