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:
- 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.
- Enter the URLs and credentials for your most-frequented destinations–from Facebook to American Express.
- 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!