While eGovernment initiatives cut through red tape and streamline the public sector, the connected nature of these programs increases American's vulnerability to identity theft
Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 16, 2009
AuthenWare, a leader in keystroke dynamics software, today announced its technology could protect those who submit electronic tax forms from the effects of identity theft. If an individual's IRS profile is hacked into, the cyber-criminal can adjust withholding and deduction claims to augment refund amounts and then redirect the tax reimbursement into their account. With AuthenWare, only valid users would be granted access, as the software compares the manner in which identification data is keyed in to that user's historical typing pattern.
"While eGovernment initiatives cut through red tape and streamline the public sector, the connected nature of these programs increases American's vulnerability to identity theft," said Tom Helou, AuthenWare president. "Our technology allows taxpayers to continue business as usual by simply entering in an easy-to-remember password. In turn, we analyze the way they key in those credentials in order to authenticate the user. This second-factor verification ensures that only you can modify your tax refund information, even if the cyber-thief acquired to your PIN, social security number, and other personal information."
AuthenWare's technology could be implemented into the government's eFile system for only a few cents per user, while providing an unparalleled level of security for taxpayers. Unlike other biometric solutions, AuthenWare's keystroke dynamics software needs only a traditional computer keyboard to authenticate a user, making it possible to offer this solution to all citizens without requiring the user to purchase expensive hardware.
Headquartered in Miami, AuthenWare is a leading innovator and producer of keystroke dynamics software. Its identity authentication product recognizes valid users by calculating the unique rhythm and beat with which the typist keys in data (i.e. their username and password) on their computer keyboard. AuthenWare evaluates this information along with behavioral and environmental characteristics to keep hackers out and let authorized personnel in. The company services customers that span across international borders and business sectors, effectively providing security to industries such as financial services, government, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, and retail.
For more information, please visit our website at http://www.authenware.com.