Scientists have found a way for people to sign their name online using a mouse instead of a pen. The security system uses smart software trained to recognise the way that someone uses a mouse to write out their name or another identifying symbol. The system could be used to verify that people using a website are who they claim to be or provide another level of checking when people use credit cards online.
The system is easy to install on machines as it needs only software to operate. It can keep an eye on the way that someone uses a mouse and refine information about distinctive mouse movements over time. [Via: BBC News]