Fast Company 11th Annual Innovation Design – Your Eyeballs Are Your Password

Threats like the Heartbleed web bug mean we need more secure ways to do our work online. EyeLock, a New York–based company, has responded with Myris, a palm-size device that scans your irises to log you in to your favorite sites.

While eye-scanning tech isn’t new, Myris, which costs $279, is likely the first for folks without Level 10 FBI clearance. The process is as simple as taking a selfie:

  1. Look into the USB–connected Myris as if it were a mirror. A camera briefly ­records your eyes, turning 240 iris traits into a unique ID.
  2. Enter the URLs and credentials for your most-frequented destinations–from Facebook to American Express.
  3. Log in to the sites by clicking an icon and glancing at the Myris, which boasts a 1 in 2 trillion error margin. Say cheese!

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About EyeLock

EyeLock is a global leader in iris-based identity authentication technology solutions. The company is changing the way identities and information is protected from theft and financial fraud. Established in 2006, EyeLock has built an extensive IP portfolio and broad suite of physical access control hardware and logical access control solutions. The company’s software development kit (SDK) for embedding across OEM products and platforms extends EyeLock’s move deeper into logical applications by integrating the technology across consumer and enterprise devices and digital networks. Its solutions help meet critical needs across vertical industries spanning enterprise, education, financial services, public sector and retail, among others. As a sponsor member of the Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a safer and more secure digital presence for consumers, EyeLock is dedicated to providing digital privacy and next generation security. For more information, visit