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Eye Scan to Replace Password for PC Users


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#1 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:59 PM

Myris Personal Iris Scanner Looks to Replace Passwords
 

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myris is a new iris-scanning identity authentication device that promises to improve online security for its users and eliminate the need to remember the myriad of different passwords required for our different digital accounts.


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The small, mouse-like device connects to a user's computer via USB and uses video to scan over 240 points on each iris and generate a unique 2048-bit digital signature for the user. After this, users need only hold the device up and look into its mirrored lens to gain access to their digital accounts.

Accounts, such as social networks, e-commerce websites and online banking, are linked to myris via an accompanying application, but no personal data is stored within the application, or transmitted. Authentication occurs on the device itself. Users are therefore able to set highly complex passwords for their accounts and simply forget about them, using myris to verify their identity instead.

EyeLock, the firm that produces myris in partnership with Voxx Electronics, says that the odds of a false ID with myris are one in 2.25 trillion and that only DNA provides a more accurate means of verification. The company's Chief Marketing Officer, Anthony Antolino, predicts that usernames and passwords will ultimately cease to be used and that products like myris will replace them.



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#2 OFFLINE   yosoyellobo

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 02:49 PM

Would it work with different users account?

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:01 PM

doesn't work with contacts :down:



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:53 PM

doesn't work with contacts :down:

Neither does a fingerprint scan wearing gloves.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:55 PM

A great idea. Too bad pricing isn't available.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:18 PM

Under $400 per unit.

I used to work at a facility that required retinal eye scanning to gain entry. I know retinal and iris scanning are different, but when women got pregnant, they often were denied entry because their retinas had changed.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:21 PM

Under $400 per unit.

I used to work at a facility that required retinal eye scanning to gain entry. I know retinal and iris scanning are different, but when women got pregnant, they often were denied entry because their retinas had changed.

Most women's eyes can change whether they're pregnant or not. It's called dagger eyes!


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:52 PM

$400 per unit. I pass.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 06:19 PM

Neither does a fingerprint scan wearing gloves.

True... but taking off gloves is worlds of difference from taking out a contact lens.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 07:07 PM

only loons at home will go for this, heads in sand and not realizing the health and privacy implications.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 07:47 PM

At $400 and something that's the size of a hockey puck, and  looks like it was designed in Redmond ten years ago..... Noooooooo!

 

Software could do it with existing built in cameras in most Mac laptops, ipads and iPhones. 


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:55 PM

Price is way too high. Fingerprint scanner at NewEgg is $80.  :grin:  Yes, you have to take off your gloves, but you don't have to remove your contact lens.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:15 AM

Price is way too high. Fingerprint scanner at NewEgg is $80. :grin: Yes, you have to take off your gloves, but you don't have to remove your contact lens.

isnt possible to do the first scan wearing contacts? Would this work this way?


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:42 AM

I would like 'face recognition' to be used for password protection. Something that would be automatically done by the built-in camera on start up or anytime you need to enter a PW.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:04 AM

Price is way too high. Fingerprint scanner at NewEgg is $80.  :grin:  Yes, you have to take off your gloves, but you don't have to remove your contact lens.

 

Gloves?

 

I would venture that 99.9% of password/PIN # entries occur

indoors or at moderate temperatures outdoors. Who wears

gloves under those conditions?


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:40 AM

Gloves?

 

I would venture that 99.9% of password/PIN # entries occur

indoors or at moderate temperatures outdoors. Who wears

gloves under those conditions?

People with skin conditions.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:41 AM

what is not the topic of



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:59 AM

only loons at home will go for this, heads in sand and not realizing the health and privacy implications.

Indeed..

I wouldnt use this!




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