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IBM Patents Fraud Detection Technology

A users online actions and behaviours inside of a browser can help to define who they are. That's the basis of a new patent from IBM researchers designed to help limit the risk on online ecommerce fraud.

"At a high-level what we have patented is the ability to help fraudulent transactions before they occur," Brian O'Connell, IBM Master Inventor, told eSecurityPlanet. "We look at  a lot of web browser metrics that we transmit to a server on the backend and before a transaction takes place we compare  the transaction to a profile based on previous interactions from the user with the website."

Read the full story at eSecurityPlanet :
IBM Patents Browser-Based Fraud Detection Technology

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.