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Behavior Biometrics a Popular Defense Against Cyberthreats
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Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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10/2/2014 | 12:18:56 PM
Re: biometrics
Pretty impressive (and more than a little creepy) that they can still tell it's you using the phone, despite all those differences in biometrics. Though I suppose I'd rather accept the creepy factor than have to worry about holding my phone a different way and unintentionally suggesting fraud. 
Becca L
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Becca L,
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10/1/2014 | 1:52:09 PM
Re: biometrics
Thanks!

The fact is, it's already in place so good luck opting out. Banks have already deployed this on their apps and apparently it's making a significant impact on their ability to detect fraud. The informaiton that can save them millions in fraud each year is there for the taking, can you blame them for leveraging it?

As for leveraging it for marketing purposes, it's probably only a matter of time (or they're already doing it). But because the biometrics is non-personally identifiable informtion that seems "a bit" illegal. There will be an interesting conversation around privacy rights in our future!

 
Byurcan
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Byurcan,
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10/1/2014 | 1:27:07 PM
Re: biometrics
Well that is incredibly creepy, and I want no part of it. Also, hope you heal up quick!
Becca L
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Becca L,
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10/1/2014 | 1:22:15 PM
Re: biometrics
Anecdotally, I have just broken my wrist and in a splint, which was obvious to Jens during the interview. He said that even though that would have an impact on my biometric DNA - holding the phone with my non dominant hand, at a different tilt, typing with a different cadence, etc - there would still be enough clues in my user DNA ( in addition to device id, location id, etc,) that the analytical tools know it is still me using the phone, and it would not trigger any fraud alerts. It's impressive. creepy, yes, but still impressive.
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Byurcan,
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10/1/2014 | 1:09:17 PM
biometrics
Biometrics could be very effective against fraud and combatting cybercrime  in the future, as it's often been said that a criminal can't duplicate what a person is (i..e voice, fingerprint). On the flip side, there's always a privacy/creeoiness factor when it comes to biometrics.


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