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Fast Company 11th Annual Innovation Design - Your Eyeballs Are Your Password
Threats like the Heartbleed web bug mean we need more secure ways to do our work online. EyeLock, a New York–based company, has responded with Myris, a palm-size device that scans your irises to log you in to your favorite sites. While eye-scanning tech isn't new, myris, which costs $279, is likely the first for folks without Level 10 FBI clearance.
The process is as simple as taking a selfie:
- Look into the USB–connected Myris as if it were a mirror. A camera briefly records your eyes, turning 240 iris traits into a unique ID.
- Enter the URLs and credentials for your most-frequented destinations--from Facebook to American Express.
- Log in to the sites by clicking an icon and glancing at the Myris, which boasts a 1 in 2 trillion error margin. Say cheese!