The U.S. Department of Defense is looking for new unobtrusive biometric measures for authenticating people’s identities at a computer so that an identity can be confirmed without interrupting their workflow, according to an InformationWeek article.
The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA) Active Authentication Program is intent on discovering a way to identify a user by his normal activity on a keyboard so that a user’s unique activity alone will authenticate an identity.
The initial hope for the DARPA program is to be able to remove additional steps for DOD employees of working at desktops.
DARPA officials are planning to discuss new ideas for bringing a new and less obtrusive type of biometric authentication to the department on Industry Day.
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