If you are concerned about your document security you may be interested in a new piece of hardware created by Tim Steiner called OpenKey which has been specifically designed to provide a solution for passwords and two-factor authentication.
OpenKey supports Windows 7 and later, Mac OS X, Linux and Android 4.0 or later. Unfortunately iOS devices require a special adapter that currently only works with older Apple devices such as the iPhone 5 and iPad 3. Although its developer is currently looking into adding iOS support via the Apple MFI program in the future, but at the current time I was is not technically supported.
Check out the promotional video below to learn more about this simple two-factor authentication solution to an everyday problem most of us encounter when trying to remember passwords and also use added security to keep our personal data private and out of the reach of potentially malicious third-party hands.
OpenKey is a device taking aim at the password problem. OpenKey removes the hassle of remembering passwords and serves as a universal two-factor authentication platform that can replace multiple hardware tokens and apps.
We all need passwords. As many security professionals have pointed out, however, passwords alone are not sufficient to protect our private documents and photos — or anything else for that matter. We need something less prone to being stolen or compromised.
The solution has long been to use two-factor authentication. When using two-factor authentication even if your password is compromised you have something else like a passcode that changes every 30 seconds that has to be entered in order to log in.
But then the problem is how to manage two factor tokens easily and transparently. No one wants to carry a keychain with multiple tokens and a phone with multiple apps just to log in. This is where OpenKey comes in. OpenKey removes the hassle of forgetting your passwords and serves as a universal two factor authentication platform that can replace your multiple hardware tokens and apps.
OpenKey has taken to Kickstarter to raise the required $10,000 it needs to go into production and is already halfway there thanks to over 113 backers. Pledges are now available from $32 for early bird backers.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Hardware, Top News