Mouse Movement System

Background

This research is concerned with authentication of a remote user. As online classes gain a larger share of the educational market, it becomes necessary to verify that the person taking a test is actually the student enrolled in the class. Research has already shown that keystroke biometrics can aid in identification of an individual. Unfortunately, most online tests are multiple choice or true/false. These tests typically require little typing, because the user is selecting answers by moving to and clicking on a screen location. By tracking the movement of the mouse through different arcs it should be possible to verify or identify individuals, at least to some extent. The comparison would be made against an existing profile, just as has been successfully done with keystrokes. Additionally, mouse movement biometrics could be used to enhance or augment keystroke biometrics. Two related technical papers are: Identification Using Mouse Forces and User Re-Authentication via Mouse Movements (the second appears more relevant).

Project

We will continue to develop and test the system previously developed and subsequently tested.