The new way university cheats are being caught

Everyone has a unique typing style – but cheaters type differently. With this in mind, a Melbourne start-up has created anti-plagiarism software which is being trialled at four major Australian universities, writes Henrietta Cook for The Sydney Morning Herald.

It's called Cadmus and it tracks students as they complete assignments. Some people's fingers linger on keys for longer, while others hover above the keyboard for shorter periods of time. Poor touch-typists might make the same error over and over again.

The editing and authentication software – which operates like a Google document and can be accessed anywhere – uses keystroke analytics to build up a profile of a student's typing style. This allows it to detect when someone else is dishonestly involved in their work.
Full report on The Sydney Morning Herald site