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Can myris make passwords obsolete?

January 8, 2014

I am waiting for the day when my various devices know –  without any doubt – that it is I who am using that device. But just identifying the user of a device is not enough. User Id’s, passwords and pincodes are what I would like should become obsolete. That will be when I, myself, am my own identification, not only for my devices but also for any sites or accounts that I access through such devices. When I, myself, rather than a piece of paper, or a password can identify myself then even a passport becomes obsolete. It seems almost a tautology that  identity and identification of an individual should be inherent in the individual. But while it may seem obvious, it is easier said than done.

But there are 2 parts to every identification. First comes the unique characteristisation of an individual and second the necessity to have a fast data-base storing these characteristics of all individuals to be identified. “Identification” is not needed with people we know – for then identification consists of a memory in one brain and in the inherent characteristics exhibited by the “known” individual.

Myris is a step along this path. It is a USB enabled iris identity authenticator which could eliminate the need for Usernames or Passwords.

  • myris uses video, not still pictures, to get an image of your eyes. At 20 frames per second, it doesn’t take long to get a clear picture and verify your ID.
  • myris looks at more than 240 points on each iris and generates a unique 2048-bit digital signature. But to authenticate your ID, it needs to match up with your eyes—photos, video recordings or other fakes won’t work.
  • Every iris is different. Checking one gives a 1-in-1.5 million chance of a false ID. But myris checks both irises—reducing the odds to just one in 2.25 trillion.

False Acceptance Rate

Wall Street Journal:


VOXX Electronics and EyeLock Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Game Changing Iris Identity Authentication to Consumer and Enterprise Markets

VOXX Electronics Corp (VEC), a newly formed wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corp. (NASDAQ: VOXX), and EyeLock Inc., a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver myris(TM), a USB-enabled iris identity authenticator that offers the most convenient and secure way to authenticate your digital identity.

Iris authentication has been available to corporations and enterprises for years, but no platform has been simple enough for consumers to use in everyday situations. myris changes all that with its patented iris authentication technology from Eyelock. myris works by converting an individual’s iris patterns to a code unique only to that person, then matches that code to your eyes to grant access to the devices and digital platforms.

“Fraud and identity theft cost businesses and consumers millions every year. Companies large and small have struggled to provide a level of security that protects against this,” said Tom Malone, President of VOXX Electronics Corp. “With myris, any business regardless of size can protect itself from fraud and any consumer can protect the thing that is most important, their personal information and their identity.”

myris uses EyeLock’s proven video based iris authentication technology, providing an unprecedented level of security. It’s simple to use–myris simply plugs into any USB compatible device and provides security for up to five users in mere seconds. myris is compatible with Windows 7 and 8, Mac OS and Chrome OS. Whether in the workplace, at home or on the road, users will have peace of mind knowing access to their digital worlds is secure.

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