IMPaaS Impersonation-as-a-service: Researchers find huge, sophisticated black market for trade in online ‘fingerprints’

by David Solomonoff

New online service for malicious hackers, identity thieves defeats Risk-based Authentication (RBA) which looks at ‘user fingerprints’ to check someone’s credentials. These can include basic technical information, such as type of browser or operating system, but also behavioral features, such as mouse movement, location and keystroke speed. If the fingerprint complies with what is expected from a user—based on earlier behavior—they are allowed to login right away, using only their usernames and passwords.

Source: Researchers find huge, sophisticated black market for trade in online ‘fingerprints’

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