With the surge in information management technology reliance and the looming presence of cyber threats, user authentication has become paramount in computer security. Traditional static or one-time authentication has its limitations, prompting the emergence of continuous authentication as a frontline approach for enhanced security. Continuous authentication taps into behavior-based metrics for ongoing user identity validation, predominantly utilizing machine learning techniques to continually model user behaviors. This study elucidates the potential of mouse movement dynamics as a key metric for continuous authentication. By examining mouse movement patterns across two contrasting gaming scenarios - the high-intensity "Team Fortress" and the low-intensity strategic "Poly Bridge" the research illuminates the distinct behavioral imprints users leave behind. Such consistent and unique mouse movements emphasize their credibility as reliable biometric markers. The developed sequential model in this research not only demonstrates impressive performance in user verification across these environments but also surpasses benchmarks set by prior research in the field. These findings underscore the potential of mouse movements in revolutionizing the continuous authentication domain, offering heightened security while capturing the intricacies of user behavior across diverse contexts.
Date of Degree
Master of Science (MS)
Program of Study
Computer Information Science
Science, Engineering and Technology
Handoko, M. S. (2023). Unlocking user identity: A study on mouse dynamics in dual gaming environments for continuous authentication [Master’s alternative plan paper, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1378/
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