EyeLock's Myris

Your iris: the ultimate master password

by 17 January 2014

Forget fingerprints and passwords. Here eyeballs will keep your online accounts secure.

Although using your iris to be identified may call to mind the likes of Minority Report and secret clearance areas, with the EyeLock's Myris you can say goodbye to fingerprints and passwords forever.

The myris is computer mouse-size device that scans your eye. By plugging it into the USB port on your computer, or other devices, once you've flipped it over and looked at it, the sensor will immediately scan your eye to verify your identity.

Once your eye has been scanned and recorded, EyeLock's software acts as a password manager. When it's time to log in somewhere, you can just look at the scanner, and the software will use your iris to unlock the password of whatever service you're trying to access.

The myris is compatible with Windows PCs, Macs and even Chromebooks and supports up to five different users.

Is it safe? Yes. Since not even identical twins have the same iris texture, the iris is only second to DNA in terms of its ability to authenticate someone with certainty.

The unthinkable hacker? Impossible — removing someone's eye and using it to impersonate them, won't work since EyeLock's tech can immediately tell if the eye scanned is alive or dead.