Authensure founders to launch Kickstarter campaign for fingerprint password manager

May 7, 2015 - 

Authensure founders Boyd Mark and Jeff Lammers are launching a Kickstarter campaign this month for their inkID Password Manager, a small and easy-to-use biometric fingerprint device and software, according to a report by Space Coast Daily.

inkID’s software works together with the biometric reader to securely maintain passwords and access the end user’s online accounts, eliminating the need to remember passwords.

Authensure has already completed its first production run of inkID readers and the Kickstarter campaign will fund the final phase of inkID software development.

At a projected retail price of $39 for the inkID USB fingerprint reader and software, the product will be the most affordable biometric solution available.

A limited number of inkID biometric readers will be available, with Kickstarter backers having the first opportunity to own the product before the product is available on a mass market level.

inkID encrypts and stores the fingerprint information as a binary code on the end user’s computer, preventing it from being used compromised. Additionally, inkID does not upload any of the data to the cloud or the internet.

inkID has posted a video in which co-founder Boyd Mark explains how the password manager works.

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