Voxx sees iris scans putting password era to bed

Posted on January 7, 2014
Voxx International wants iris recognition technology to render passwords obsolete, offering a "one in two trillion" le

Voxx International wants iris recognition technology to render passwords obsolete, offering a “one in two trillion” level of online security
Voxx International wants iris recognition technology to render passwords obsolete, offering a “one in two trillion” level of online security.

The US-based consumer electronics company once known as Audiovox on Monday unveiled myris, a hockey-puck size gadget that allows a gaze to be the key to unlocking a computer, teller machine, or any other device needing a password.

“Only DNA is more accurate than iris identity authentication,” Voxx Electronics president Tom Malone said while introducing myris, which was made in collaboration with biometrics firm EyeLock.

“The chance of a false match is one in more than two trillion.”

Myris scans eyes and converts each individual’s unique identifying data into an encrypted code, according to Voxx.

The device can then be plugged into USB ports to access machines or online accounts with one’s eyes.

“Photos or video recordings of faces won’t work,” Malone said during a press event here on the eve of the formal start of the international Consumer Electronics Show.

“This is truly the elimination of passwords.”

Read more at: Phys.org