Intel Security announced the limited release this week of True Key – a cross-platform consumer application designed to take the frustration out of remembering passwords.
The app was introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show. It combines password management with multi-factor authentication and can be installed on a phone, tablet or computer.
True Key unlocks apps, browsers and devices using attributes unique to the user – like facial features or a fingerprint. “As you navigate to your apps and web sites, True Key remembers your passwords and automatically fills them in for you when you return,” says Mark Hocking, a vice president with Intel Security. “Access to your True Key app is only available to you once you prove you are you, using things that are unique to you – things like your face or a trusted device you own. Your information syncs to all your devices.”
Hocking says True Key’s ability to work across multiple devices makes it unique. The app can be used with Windows PC, Mac, Android, iOS devices and web browsers Chrome and Internet Explorer. Data is encrypted locally with AES-256 and stored on the device. Only the authorized user has access to the data – it’s not parked in a database for anyone else to see.
True Key is now available in limited release globally in English. Hocking says the app will be available later this year. In the meantime, you can request an invite and join the waiting list. “We have a freemium model like Dropbox,” Hocking says. “People who sign up for the free subscription will get up to 15 logins stored for free, along with all the other features.”
A premium subscription with additional space costs $19.99 a year.