‘Keystroke Biometrics’ exploit defeats Tor privacy

July 29, 2015

Security researchers have created a practical privacy attack out of a well-known theory around user behaviour. The attack appears to defeat privacy measures such as Tor.

The researchers, according to Ars Technica, have successfully created a site that can profile users based on their keystroke patterns. The website reported: “After a training session that typically takes less than 10 minutes, the website—or any other site connected to the website—can then determine with a high degree of certainty when the same individual is conducting subsequent online sessions.”

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