Friday September 13,2013 : ONLINE I.D. VERIFICATION TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES
LaserLock files for patent protection on sophisticated new system
LaserLock Technologies, a high tech company involved in authenticating products and persons, announced Friday that it has filed a provisional patent application entitled System For Correlation of Independent Authentication Mechanisms.
A company spokesman said that the system authenticates human subjects using three independent factors simultaneously, creating a simple user experience and a higher degree of security than is currently available on the market.
The technology is especially useful for securing player identity on internet gaming platforms, the spokesman claimed.
LaserLock's technology incorporates three factors of authentication: a colour gesture swipe (something you know), a smartphone or tablet (something you have) and facial recognition (something you are).
These are already present separately on the company's VerifyMe platform, but the latest iteration is unique in that the colour gesture swipe and biometric scan are performed simultaneously: when the user inputs the colour gesture swipe into their device, the front-facing camera of the device performs a facial recognition scan simultaneously.
Eye movement is also incorporated; the security of the system is enhanced when, during the facial scan, the camera also detects the direction the in which the user's eyes are moving. This prevents an imposter from fooling the facial recognition software by holding up a picture or a pre-recorded video of the person they are attempting to impersonate.
"As authentication technology moves away from passwords and PINs, LaserLock is staying ahead of the curve with this state-of-the-art authentications system," said Neil Alpert, CEO at LaserLock.
"This technology takes advantage of our existing biometric capabilities, including state-of-the-art facial recognition, and can easily incorporate additional capabilities such as fingerprint and retinal scans."