Boston-based Delfigo Security has filed a provisional patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office for a visual authentication and authorization method for mobile devices.
Its method integrates a four-key color palette that’s embedded on a mobile platform and utilizes Delfigo’s keystroke biometric and device ID technology.
“Mobile platforms – iPhone, Android, Blackberry – are rapidly becoming the primary device for everyday access to social media, banking, commerce, shopping, and personal entertainment. Having a simple and convenient way to authenticate on the go matters to mobile users,” said Ralph A. Rodriguez, CEO. “The data shows users want safety and security, but convenience is of primary importance. The visual interface makes it easy to quickly input a four color pin. Users avoid the frustration of trying to type difficult passwords on tiny smartphone keyboards or wasting time waiting for an SMS message.”