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myris first iris authenticator for new FIDO open industry standard


EyeLock announced that its myris solution is the first iris identity authentication to support the recently launched FIDO 1.0 specifications.

The FIDO Alliance is a global industry organization comprised of members such as Microsoft, Google, ARM, PayPal and Lenovo, that strives toward the delivery of open standards for stronger, simpler authentication.

EyeLock’s myris, which incorporates FIDO Universal 2nd Factor protocol, has met all requirements for FIDO Ready certification.

“To be able to work with the FIDO Alliance to protect customers with the most complex biometric authentication protocol on the planet, behind DNA, is why EyeLock got into this business in the first place,” said Anthony Antolino, EyeLock chief marketing and business development officer. “We are committed to providing the next generation of security solutions and propelling the entire industry into a new era of privacy and convenience.”

myris is a handheld USB device that uses patented EyeLock ID technology to gain access to devices, apps and websites, serving as a faster and more secure authentication solution than any other biometric identifier on the market.

FIDO standards will support a wide range of authentication technologies, including biometrics, as well as further enabling existing solutions and communications standards.

Specifications for the new standards are being designed to be extensible and to meet the needs of current and future technologies.

Previously reported, EyeLock signed a licensing deal with Wistron NeWeb to embed EyeLock’s patented iris authentication technology into various consumer and enterprise devices for applications across PCs, set-top boxes, network devices and automotive sectors.

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9 Replies to “myris first iris authenticator for new FIDO open industry standard”

  1. FIDO is expected to make sure that the vendors of biometric products which need to be operated together with passwords for fallback/backup/self-rescue by OR/Disjunction (as against AND/Conjunction that is common for 2-factor authentication) should explicitly publicize that

    (A) The biometric product raises the convenience at the sacrifice of security when the user keeps using the same password.
    (B) The biometric product could raise the convenience without much sacrificing security when the user changed the password to a largely-harder-to-break password (with a footnote that the password should be remembered, not carried around on a memo and that the password should not be reused across other accounts.)

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