On Continuous User Authentication via Hidden Free-Text Based Monitoring

  • Elena KochegurovaEmail author
  • Elena Luneva
  • Ekaterina Gorokhova
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 875)


This paper investigates the stages and specific features of continuous user authentication by hidden monitoring of keystroke dynamics when creating a free text. The stages include extraction of informative characteristics of keyboard rhythm, creation and update of user profiles and identification of efficiency criteria. A software application was developed for the project. The authors further analyzed existing algorithms for user identification based in metric distances. Previously proved features of keystroke dynamics were scaled with regard to frequency of use of Russian and English letters in free texts.


Keystroke dynamics Continuous authentication Behavioral biometrics Feature selection Classification 



The reported study was funded by RFBR according to the research project № 18-07-01007.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Kochegurova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elena Luneva
    • 1
  • Ekaterina Gorokhova
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityTomskRussia

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