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Researchers Tackle Keystroke-Based Profiling With New Browser Plugin

Security researchers say they can now recognize users with a "high degree of certainty" based on their online typing patterns. "Since the pauses between keystrokes and the precise length of time each key is pressed are unique for each person, the profiles act as a sort of digital fingerprint that can betray its owner's identity," Ars Technica reports. The researchers say they've developed a Chrome browser plugin that potentially could defeat the profiling.

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