A British business man has developed a consumer-level biometric computer security device, according to a Bradford Telegraph and Argus article.
The device, called 2secureID, was developed by Karlis Obrams and his company xVista Biometrics as a low-cost and easy to use solution for protecting data on one’s computer.
The system uses a special Web cam in conjunction with software that maps out and matches a user’s iris against stored templates for access to protected files and folders as well as programs, applications or Internet use.
As much as a tool for protecting sensitive information, Obrams sees this as a good tool for controlling content viewable by children in a home as well as how much time a child can spend on a computer playing games. In addition to the consumer-level solution xVista is planning on developing a similar multi-user version of the device aimed at larger businesses.
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