Thursday, April 17th, 2008
Do you type the same way consistently? Say, if you put in your username and password?
Marcus Westin has created a little jQuery plugin that measures a finger print based on your typing style, Fingerprint.
Easy to use:
This automatically injects hidden fields with names ‘timestamp-down’ and ‘timestamp-up’ for the respective timestamps. On submit, these values get sent to the server, separated by commas.
If you want the value arrays instead, you can just pass in a function to receive the timestamps – this function automatically gets called when the form is submitted.
- // .. process the timespamps here
The is a proof of concept library. I would love to see the analysis on how close the fingerprints are for people, especially on various keyboards (e.g. if they are on their laptop versus desktop).
Cool idea Marcus!
Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:44 am