Intel has developed an app that will not only save time, but also make opening websites easier. The new app allows the users to make use of their face for opening their favorite websites thus freeing them from the trouble of remembering passwords.
True Key for Windows, Android
Biometrics will be used by Intel for developing tools that will help in facial recognition, which will replace passwords. This weekend, a new app for password management – True Key – was introduced by the company at the Consumer Electronics Show, which will be previewed by the company this month, says a blog post.
For facial recognition, the preview works with Windows computers and Android phones. Unfortunately, it does not work on Apple devices like iPad and iPhone as of now. For now, True Key simply serves as a password manager, but it will take a complete year for the full app (including facial recognition) to be available for the general public
For making the use of the new app, the user first needs to download True Key, register and with the help of a smartphone camera or a webcam they are required to take a photo of their face. Based on the image of the user, the True Key app will do the task of unlocking, and the user will not need to type passwords for opening websites.
Security an important segment for Intel
Intel not only makes chips for the Windows and Apple computers, it is also a major player in the field of security. Apart from owing McAfee antivirus software, in December, the company bought PasswordBox, which is a password manager based in Montreal.
Mark Hocking, a vice president with Intel security, says “Our goal is the elimination of passwords altogether.” The move follows a number of hack attempts took place last year that were reported by majors like Target, Home Depot, Staples and Sony. Because of these hacks the users were required to change their passwords every three months.
Hocking says that the app won’t completely replace the passwords, but “it will make it easier, over time. It will be a long time before they’re (passwords) gone.”