Secure Gmail Login Using Liveness Detection
The 1U app is a biometric application by Hoyos Labs that allows you to log into your online accounts using your eyes, face and body movements. As we move into the future, companies like Hoyos Labs are working hard to improve online security with state-of the-art technology, the goal is to eliminate the use of login passwords and PINS, which can be easily sniffed by malware on a compromised computer. Every time you type in your password on a browser or application, you are taking a risk from malicious password interceptors that may be hiding on your computer, waiting for the right time to strike.
Instead of storing your passwords on a server or browser, which is very risky, the 1U app encrypts your password and stores it on your mobile phone. Your biometric profile which is used to recognize your eyes, face and body movements is also encrypted and stored on your phone. Storing the encrypted data on your phone is much safer than querying the information from a server.Hoyos Labs uses a very strong encryption, the 571bit Elliptic Curve Cipher, which is better than advanced systems used by the military.
To begin using the app, you must first enroll your biometrics. This involves capturing your face and eyes using face recognition software that comes with the app. It’s as easy as taking a selfie, use your mobile phone camera to capture your facial features. The important component of the app is a feature called Liveness detection. Isn’t there a possibility of someone hacking your phone using your videos or selfies? It seems Hoyos Labs is aware of this possibility, that’s why they have incorporated Liveness Detection to prevent the selfie hack.
Liveness detection is based on unique detailed differences observed between live biometrics and video/image-based biometrics. This allows the system to identify spoof biometrics which may be used by someone trying to hack into your account. In other words the system can differentiate between a live human (you) and a photo/video of you. An attacker who has access to your face photos/videos might match your biometric profile positively but a liveness detection will fail, denying the attacker entry to your account.
After enrolling your biometrics, you can add your online accounts [Gmail, Facebook, Amazon etc], you can even log into your bank account online. The app can support over 15,000 websites. Sync your mobile phone with your desktop, to allow you to log into websites on your desktop browser.
Mobile Phone Requirements:
– Must have 3G or higher
– Must have front camera
– Android phone or iphone
– Rooted android phones and jail-broken iphones will not work with the app
– Mac OSX 10.7+
– Compatible browsers: Firefox,IE9+,Google Chrome, SafariTo begin using the 1U App biometric login app, download the app, install it on your mobile phone and follow the instructions:
1U App for Android and iphone