The Eyes Have It
Imagine logging in to your bank account by taking an eyeball selfie. That's exactly the promise of Eyeprint ID – a mobile security technology introduced by biometrics firm EyeVerify in 2013. Unlike iris scanning (which, according to EyeVerify, is more expensive and requires specialized hardware), Eyeprint ID uses basic smartphone cameras to scan the unique map of blood vessels in the whites of the user's eyes. (We don't recommend using this after a hard night of drinking.)
Digital Insight, a tech firm with more than 800 financial institution customers, helps banks experiment with applications for Touch ID and other biometrics. It announced earlier this month that it has agreed to incorporate Eyeprint ID into its mobile banking platforms starting this spring. Other companies internationally also use Eyeprint ID in their mobile banking apps, and Wells Fargo – one of EyeVerify's major investors – began using the technology last year.
(Image source: Max Froumentin via Creative Commons license)