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January 6, 2014

A New Era in Digital Security: myris™

A New Era in Digital Security: myris™

In 2004, Bill Gates famously declared the password “dead.” Fast forward ten years and thousands of websites and services still require passwords and millions of users struggle remembering more than two. That passwords are insecure is not news. A quick search reveals major security breaches of personal information for sites like Twitter, Facebook, The New York Times and others in the last few years.

Hackers are sophisticated, persistent and inventive. And the password can only protect someone for so long. Despite the many breaches last year, there was hope for people looking to secure their digital lives. Fingerprint security technology was introduced in the consumer world on smartphones, pointing towards a more secure future for consumer electronics based on biometrics.  


Two days later, however, interested parties exposed the security risk associated with the technology despite the nearly 20 points of data fingerprint technology uses to construct a “unique identity.”


State-of-the-art iris authenticators, however, employ dual eye authentication to identify the more than 240 points of unique characteristics in each human iris.  Those extra data points make for an exponentially smaller chance of false positives - 1 in 2.25 trillion to be exact—that’s more than 315 times the global population. Given this insight, iris based authenticators seem the easy choice. The only issue for the average consumer: there isn’t one available on the market.


That is changing. Introducing myris™ from Eyelock, a new era in digital security. 




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