Washington: IBM has patented a technique that analyses click patterns of users to detect fraud online.
According to PC World, the company on Friday said it has patented a technique for better detecting fraud online to prevent the theft ofÂ log-in credentialsÂ and other sensitive information, particularly inÂ e-commerceÂ andÂ banking.
IBMÂ said through the technique, it will be easier to detect thefts by identifying the areas of a page that users click on and whether they navigate with a mouse or keyboard or by analyzing the way they swipe through screens on aÂ smartphoneÂ orÂ tabletÂ .
The technology could identify sudden changes in online behavior, which would then trigger a secondary authentication measure, like a security question. It would work on a mobile device or PC, the report says.
The patent, if shown the green flag, could help in securing online transactions against cyber attacks.