Definition[edit | edit source]

A user profile is

[p]atterns of a user's activity that can be used to detect changes in normal routines.[1]

Overview[edit | edit source]

This information can be exploited by systems taking into account the persons' characteristics and preferences. User profiles can be found on operating systems, computer programs, or dynamic websites (such as a social networking site or a bulletin board).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. SGI, Appendix A. Glossary of Computer Security Terms (full-text).

See also[edit | edit source]


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