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Keystrokes drop digital breadcrumbs

Did you know your usual browsing routines, or even the way you type, can act as a global identifier? Science News has an interesting story on 'clickprints,' or the telltale ways people 'time their keystrokes, browse Web sites, and write messages for posting on online bulletin boards.'

A new round of software is being developed to use these patterns to identify criminals on the Net, though like any means of electronic identification, it also comes bundled with some privacy concerns.

Posted by Joab Jackson on Jan 25, 2007 at 9:39 AM


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