How You Walk and Hold Your Device Could Replace Passwords

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is looking at 46 ways to identify a person for mobile devices that do not involve passwords.

They are looking at how you walk, swipe and hold your device among other methods to not use passwords.

Continuous multi-factor authentication (CMFA) will run seamlessly in the background allowing access through biometric data distinct to each user.

Two years into the program and after 18 months of research, the handsets are now at the Minimally Viable Product stage where they are beginning to meet some user requirements and are garnering feedback for future iterations. Once proven, the authentication capabilities are expected to be used for personal mobile devices, government furnished equipment for both unclassified and classified communications, Wi-Fi kits, tablets, and laptops and/or desktop computers.

There are two primary steps to the program for assured identity on mobile networks.

1. is hardware attestation, where the device itself generates a key to authenticate its hardware and systems.

2. CMFA that relies on sensor data tied to both biometric factors (fingerprint, facial features, retina, and voice) and contextual factors (connections to Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and peripherals like monitors). Machine learning algorithms analyze the mix of behavioral and contextual biometric factors to provide continuous authentication in mobile, desktop, and server environment.

Each additional factor can raise a user’s trust score, allowing them to access systems and data as per their network privileges and for longer periods of time.

20 thoughts on “How You Walk and Hold Your Device Could Replace Passwords”

  1. Even more ironically, now that I can see what the videos are, I was reading NBF from inside one of those very trains.
    But couldn’t see the videos, because of censorship.

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  2. I agree with most of you! I hate living in a country where the citizens live better than 93% of everyone else on earth. Obviously this is due to our corrupt and uncaring government..

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  3. They would do that whether or not I gave them the password. Plus if they did that much damage to me and they didn’t kill me I would be set for life … at tax payer expense of course.

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  4. Good news is that after the cops have smashed your kneecap and dislocated several fingers your walk and typing styles will be damaged enough that you won’t be able to access your files even if they break you.

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  5. Sure, go ahead and use bio-metrics to open your phone. If you can open it that way so can the law. I don’t plan to give up passwords any time soon. All that bio-metric crap is turned off on my phone.

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  6. The real backing of a fiat currency, what gives it value, is that a government accepts it in payment of taxes and debts. That provides a sufficiently universal demand for it that it can be a common medium of exchange in that country and be exchanged for other currencies because it then effectively represents any good or service from that country.

    You may may not like it but the real basis of money is taxes.

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  7. I think here in the US the main victims of domestic spying are actually politicians, not the general populace. Which explains why the elected officials don’t do anything about it; They’re too subject to blackmail!

    Mind, indirectly that impacts the general population, by making our politics less democratic.

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  8. As I recall, there was about 11% total deflation between 1776 and 1912, with the dollar denominated price of a loaf of bread being essentially the same both years.

    Total inflation since then has been about 2,500%; Today’s dollar is worth about 4 cents in 1912 currency.

    For all the complaints about the gold standard from fiat currency advocates, it is generally very successful at it’s primary purpose: Maintaining a stable value.

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  9. I’d bet that US spying on citizens is more sophisticated, but less in the open, except when Wikileaks releases leaked documents like vault 7. Gotta love it when it’s proven that the CIA director lied about spying on the citizenry under oath, before congress. The US government is actually breaking it’s own laws constantly by it’s continual spying.
    Chinese spying is touted by the government in an attempt to frighten it’s citizens into compliance. That’s why their social credit score exists too.
    Here in the US, if there was a published social credit score, there would be competition to get the lowest possible score without being convicted of a felony. There would be constantly updated rankings available online.

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  10. This is a replacement for password mediated access to one’s own devices, and the identifying data is gathered by accelerometers. Recognition of individuals by their gait by governments is old hat, and is done with cameras.

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  11. Generally, a currency is a government issued token of some sort, meant to be useful in the division of labor, by enabling transfer of wealth. Currency differs from “money” in that currency is usually declared to be legal tender by government fiat, hence the term “fiat currency”, and has no inherent value, money must have inherent value, and has for the last couple of millennia been coinage of various metals.
    The experience with the collapse in value of the fiat currency continental dollar, is why the US constitution endows the US government with the power to “coin money”, and prohibits the several states from making “any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts;”, although these clauses are intentionally misinterpreted by courts to allow unlimited deficit spending.
    I can remember that when I was a child, higher denomination coins were of silver, and at least foreign governments could redeem their US dollars for gold bullion at the rate of $35 per troy ounce. The economy was begging for workers, the middle class was expanding, senseless wars were limited to one per decade, and the federal government mostly fit within the constitution, and international trade was balanced by the need to pay for imports with gold.

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  12. This is great! Now I won’t have to have the mark of the beast engraved on my forehead, or right hand to buy, or sell. Screw you hippie(antiChrist)!!!!

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  13. Seriously, you’re going to contrast US social spying with China?

    China?

    That’s like contrasting a bad cold with Ebola.

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  14. So they are working to find a new way to spy on population. Another symptom of decay.

    Since 9/11 and overrunning power levels of USA by hostile tribe, enormous money has been spent to develop all sorts of surveillance and population control technologies.

    Creating DHS which is much bigger then KGB or Gestapo ever was and creating all kind of sick tech to spy and manipulate. Probably dreaming turning the USA in kind of technological Gaza strip. 

    Compare it with China which is developing tech, witch makes life better for Chinese people

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNrbSLMwwfo

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  15. Prediction: Soros slammed cryptocurrencies as bubbles and derided bitcoin in particular.
    “Cryptocurrency is a misnomer and is a typical bubble, which is always based on some kind of misunderstanding,” Soros said.
    “Bitcoin is not a currency because a currency is supposed to be a stable store of value and the currency that can fluctuate 25% in a day can’t be used for instance to pay wages because wages drop by 25% in a day. It’s a speculation. Based on a misunderstanding.”
    Outcome: Correct.
    Bitcoin plunged 70% to a low of $3,136 in December 2018. It has since made somewhat of a recovery, more than doubling off its low, and now trades just below $8,000.
    Source: Forbes

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