WISeKey releases identity protection app with blockchain technology

September 1, 2016 - 

WISeKey International Holding Ltd has released WISeID 6, an updated edition of its personal data and identity protection application that is now integrated with BlockChain technology.

WISeID 6’s dual factor authentication technology sits on the top of a BlockChain that stores, protects and verifies the user’s identity using WISeKey military-grade ‘Root of Trust’ and public/private key encryption with multiple keys, face recognition, fingerprint biometrics and two-factor authentication.

The BlockChain constantly grows as new blocks are added to it with a new set of recordings, with each WISeID node receiving a copy of the BlockChain and downloaded automatically upon joining the WISeID network.

The WISeID BlockChain app protects the user’s digital identity stored on his or her mobile, IoT sensor and or computer.

The app also ensures that the user is the only one who can decide which identification attributes are shared with social media, credit cards, and merchant sites, while never disclosing the personal identifiable information (PII) if not required or necessary.

WISeID uses BlockChain as a public, fixed ledger that allows third parties to validate that the original identity or attribute certifications provided by a third trusted party has not been changed or misrepresented.

WISeID is also provided as a software development kit (SDK) to third parties seeking to use the identification method for their identities requirements.

The WISeID BlockChain operates with the WISeID Kaspersky Lab Security cyber-resilience edition that uses the digital identification to protect personal data, including account usernames and passwords, credit card numbers, and access PINs.

The WISeID Kaspersky Mobile Security SDK includes a highly-secure solution for protecting mobile phones against security threats. The SDK’s security features include web and network protection, device protection, and risk detection to smartphones, providing users with another security layer.

WISeID stores passwords in an encrypted vault, generates hard-to-crack passwords, and safely synchronizes data between computers and devices on multiple platforms, using secure cloud storage.

The vault can only be unlocked with the user’s master password and/or defined pattern, as well as protected by facial recognition authentication.

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