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TouchTrack is a privacy-oriented game-like app that informs users how unique their touch gestures are? Funded by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), TouchTrack is a research project that aims to protect mobile device users from privacy threats associated with physical identification of a person, and to increase awareness among general mobile audience.
Just like physiological biometrics such as fingerprints, you also retain unique behavioural biometrics. The way you interact with your mobile devices including phones, tablets, wearables, etc. surely tells that it’s you using the device. Have you ever wondered… this distinctiveness could lead to a serious privacy threat of your physical identity. Your virtual identities such as email ids, usernames etc. have been tracked before however, tracking the real you is really scary! Isn’t it? Based on your touch interactions on mobile devices, you could be tracked by mobile device vendors, mobile app owners, and even service providers.
TouchTrack quantifies the uniqueness of touch-based behavioural biometrics of mobile device users such that their physical identification is possible. This app is a combo of three widely known games “2048”, “Lexica”, “Logo Maniac”, and then a stylometric module named “HandWriting”. These four games will tell you how unique your swipes, taps, keystrokes and handwriting on a mobile device is?
Our privacy-preserving and preventive measures are coming soon to obfuscate your touch gestures from tracking.
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