Apple Patent Shows Behavior Recognition on iPhones to Improve Device Security

Apple Patent Shows Behavior Recognition on iPhones to Improve Device Security

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office today published an Apple patent application that shows how the company is working towards behavior recognition on iPhones to prevent against theft and improve device security. The patent shows how Apple is able to detect normal usage patterns, but if the device gets stolen and usage patterns do not match those of the owner, an alert or notification is triggered.

In some implementations, a method for determining behavior associated with a user device includes receiving behavior data of the user device that includes multiple types of behavior data. The behavior data is compared with patterns of behavior data associated with the user device. The behavior-data patterns are generated from previously-received behavior data. A notification is generated based on comparing the behavior data to the behavior-data patterns.

If the device detects unusual habits, it can prompt the user to enter a password or use Touch ID to scan their fingerprint.

Apple analyzes data ranging from location, grammar, vocabulary usage and gesture input/motion sensor data. Some data could be stored on a remote server for later recall and analysis. However, due to privacy concerns, the 'behavior learning server' can be modified by the user to ignore sensitive data such as location.

There's no way to tell if this would ever become a reality, but it is interesting to see Apple exploring different ways to enhance device security.

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Apple Patent Shows Behavior Recognition on iPhones to Improve Device Security

Tmel4198 - July 17, 2014 at 10:32pm
Back on what i first said. I said that this could cause lots of issues depending on how they design the whole aspect of the new security they plan to add. You are goingg about touch id being bypassed and other things which has nothing at all to do with my first comment. Basically i am going off of the whole terrible idea it was to add icloud lock. Yes i lt did work but it also caused a ton of issues with people who wanted to buy used iphones and someones forgot their icloud passcode, which made the phone useless. All i am saying is that, implementing something that monitors behavior is going to be very hard to do on top of it could cause many issues. Instead of asking how? Just think to yourself how not...
tmel4198 - July 17, 2014 at 5:24pm
This could cause many issues due to the fact that people change up how they use their apple products all the time. I may use my iPhone different during the day or when i am at work than how i do at night when i am at home!
Fukscrawn John - July 17, 2014 at 8:45pm
How? What if the sensor tells when it's reading human skin or not?
Tmel4198 - July 17, 2014 at 9:39pm
Yeah. Touch ID lol You obviously didnt read the article so i have no comment
Fukscrawn John - July 17, 2014 at 10:10pm
That's why I have a comment than you! To answer your reply over the article, because you don't give a damn to understand how much of what I thought doesn't compare to the article.
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