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Some cyberpsychology techniques to distinguish humans and bots for authentication

.In a world where artificial intelligence is one of the greatest assets, unmanned operations seem to be the future. The world of cybersecurity is witness to numerous system break-ins for the purpose of gaining access. One of the ways to gain access to systems is fulfilled by authentication, the process where an entity verifies who he or she claims to be to access a system. With network traffic increasing day by day, the bots form a huge chunk of the network traffic. Over the last few years, bots have been trained to imitate human beings to gain access to computer based systems. Traditional authentication methods are based on what we know, who we are and what we have, and can be bypassed easily these days. Bots have been known to imitate human beings in order to gain access to systems by identifying captchas and picture based authentication systems. A bot gaining access to sensitive data may have severe repercussions. Thus there is a need to introduce certain parameters that could easily tell apart a bot and a human being. One of the primary factors that differentiates bots and human beings is the kind of psychology embedded in humans. In this paper, we identify a set of cyberpsychological factors that could differentiate human beings from bots. This may prove to be beneficial for the purpose of authentication where a human being may be able to authenticate himself/herself based on his/her psychology, whereas a bot may not be able to do the same because of the lack of its thinking capabilities. Therefore, the issue focuses on three important domains, that is, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and cyberpsychology.

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