Creating complex passwords is difficult, and what’s even more so is remembering them. While facial-recognition and finger-print scanning is gaining enough traction to help us streamline the process, the future of Internet security, if you believe Hollywood sci-fi movies, lies in our eyes.
Taking the concept of eye scanning seriously, EyeLock’s Myris is among the many steps towards realizing the futuristic concept. Myris is a USB-powered add-on that scans your iris and creates complex authentication to fortify your Internet presence.
The device simply connects to your PC or laptop and sets up defenses with the help of a companion app. According to Engadget, the process takes about 15 seconds, where a user must move the device towards to their eyes and then back away to complete the process. From then on, if positioned correctly, Myris can complete a scan in less than a second.
The company says the authentication happens on the device rather than on the computer tethered to, which they say will keep identities secure in the event of theft or loss.
The device supports AES 256-encryption and works with Windows, Mac OS X, and Chrome OS to protect things like email, online banking, Internet VPNs, and more.
Myris is set to launch sometime in Spring with a price tag of less than $300.