ID R&D has patented a new multi-factor authentication system that combines facial recognition with typing biometrics. The patent – titled “System Method and Apparatus for Multi-Modal Biometric Authentication and Liveness Detection” – seeks to provide users with a higher level of security without adding any friction to the login process.
To that end, the patented system first asks people to type in a password as they normally would. ID R&D’s solution will then analyze the keystrokes to make sure that the typing pattern is consistent with that user’s profile, while simultaneously using the device camera to capture a selfie image of the person sitting at the keyboard. That selfie will be compared to a registered biometric template to make sure that the two are a match.
The system will be able to stop the interaction if it does not recognize the user’s face, or if it seems like someone else is doing the typing. The facial recognition component offers ISO-certified single-frame passive liveness detection to thwart spoofing attempts.
“There is a growing, and in some cases regulatory, requirement for strong customer authentication that includes at least two independent security factors,” said ID R&D Chief Scientific Officer Konstantin Simonchik. Consumers understand the risk but also have a great desire for fast and effortless experiences. Biometrics provide the unique ability to tick all the boxes and will play an important role in the future of passwordless security.”
This is the second US patent that ID R&D has received in the past few months. The first describes a more efficient voice recognition methodology that will make it easier to integrate the technology into IoT devices.
In the meantime, ID R&D has been working to mitigate the amount of bias in its biometric identification systems. The company released an updated version of its IDLive Face solution back in January.
May 21, 2021 – by Eric Weiss