Forget the ATM card. A company is currently testing ATMs that allow customers to withdraw cash by simply scanning their irises.
Diebold, based in North Canton, Ohio, is behind the iris-scanning biometric technology. The company has teamed up with Citigroup, though the bank doesn't have immediate plans to bring the technology to market yet. Some consumers who are testing these ATMs said they are wary of the new technology.
Never type a password again— myris is a USB powered Iris Identity Authenticator that grants you access to your digital world.
myris uses patented technology to convert your individual iris characteristics to a code unique only to you, then matches your encrypted code to grant access to your computers, e-commerce sites, applications, and data – all in less than 1 second.
When it comes to unique passcodes, it doesn't get much more secure that an eye scan. Thanks to EyeLock's Myris, you'll be able to create super complex passwords that you won't have to remember -- using a USB-powered add-on to authenticate your identity instead. Myris is about the size of a makeup compact and is cloaked in a blue cloth exterior. On the backside, there's the camera that's lined with a light ring, changing color to indicate where you are in the scanning process. It starts light blue, then changes to dark blue at the start before finally showing green when it's complete. Once connected to the aforementioned port on your laptop or PC, the device takes a scan of your eyes to set up its defenses with the help of a companion app. That capture takes about 15 seconds while moving the camera toward the eyes from arm's length and then backing it away. In the process, Myris snaps a whole library of images before converting them to a video-based template unique to up to five users. The software allows the setup of those insane passwords and manages profiles in order to complete the configuration.
EyeLock Chief Marketing Officer Tony Antolino demostrates to Wall Street Journal Live viewers from the CES show floor how easy it is to use myris to securely gain access to your laptop.
LAS VEGAS -- All but perhaps the ultra-paranoid probably find complicated passwords to be a giant hassle. The Eyelock ID security system wants to help you push the typical security drudgery aside and rely on your eyes as keys instead.
Essentially, the Eyelock ID system consists of a high-resolution digital camera working in unison with a pair of IR emitters. Here at CES 2014, I got a chance to check out Eyelock ID in person to see for myself if punching in painful alphanumeric passwords will soon be a quaint and antiquated activity.