Authentication and making sure that an intended user gets access to a particular system is of utmost importance. For as long as we can recall, the most standard method of authentication has been entering a username and password but we all know that this method is not fool proof and can be hacked into or leaked. While there are newer ways to authenticate a user, most of them require some sort of additional provisions. For example, one can use their smartphone, while logging into Facebook on a PC.
A Bucharest-based startup TypingDNA has come up with an innovative solution for simplifying authentication. The company offers an Application Programmable Interface or an API that can be integrated by developers and is touted to enable ‘frictionless authentication’ based on the way one types. This solution offered by the company caught the eye of Google’s AI-focused venture fund, Gradient Ventures, who led the Series A round of funding for the startup.