February 24, 2015 -
BioCatch announced it has been granted a patent for a “System, device, and method of detecting identity of a user of a mobile electronic device” through the application of behavioral biometric technology.
BioCatch’s mobile authentication solution limits the chance of fraud and malware attacks when processing banking transactions and payments on mobile devices.
The U.S. Patent 8,938,787 B2 protects the company’s authentication technology, which generates a cognitive biometric signature that accounts for a range of physiological factors including left/right handedness, press-size, hand tremor and eye-hand coordination, as well as behavioral traits like usage preferences and device interaction patterns.
Additionally, contextual factors include device ID and geolocation, as well as others.
“BioCatch is pleased to be awarded this patent as an acknowledgement of our innovations in cybersecurity technology,” said Avi Turgeman, CTO of BioCatch. “Our customers deserve the most advanced technology on the market capable of protecting against increasingly complex and hostile cyberattacks, which is why we are continuously driven to innovate and stay ahead of cyber criminals.”
The patent application reads:
“This patent provides a method for confirming the identity of a mobile device user, the method consisting of behavioral biometrics including: receiving touch data from a touch-screen; receiving acceleration data from an accelerometer of a mobile device; correlating between the touch data and the acceleration data; based on the correlating, generating a user-specific trait that will then be stored and used in subsequent sessions.”