The present invention provides a device and method for clasifying a user using pattern recognition of an input device. A series of the keystroke objects are received via the user input interface. A typing signature is determined for the series of keystroke objects using the processor by analyzing the key attributes of the series of keystroke objects using a pattern recognition algorithm. The typing signature is compared to one or more user typing signatures stored in the memory using the processor. The user is classified based on whether or not the typing signature is statistically similar to one of the stored typing signatures.