As more and more human interaction takes place virtually, behavioral biometrics have gained popularity as a friction-free way to verify users online. A behavioral biometrics solution looks at a user’s actions (e.g., how they type) as well as their habits (e.g., the time of day they usually log in) to verify identity without prompting the user to type in a password or take other steps.
Behavioral biometrics solutions are known for detecting bots masquerading as humans and flagging fraudsters who have stolen someone else’s online account. But their uses go far beyond that. Flexible and versatile, behavioral biometrics can also counter many other types of human fraud — that is, attacks that involve humans or mimic human behavior.
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