Startup of the Week Bypassing Online Passwords With Biometrics

As the need grows for alternatives to passwords, the Israeli startup BioCatch is developing identification solutions based on user behavior patterns, sometimes without the user even knowing it.

About two and a half years ago, Charles Tappert of Pace University published a study showing that in 99.3 percent of cases, computer users could be identified by their typing patterns, mouse movement and touch. His study, “Keystroke Biometric Identification and Authentication on Long-Text Input,” became a major catalyst for one of the most fascinating technological projects of the past few...