NXT-ID Patents the “Un-Password”
A Dynamic Authentication and Encryption Method to Reduce Data Breaches and Fraud
NXT-ID, Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD), a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announced today that it has submitted a patent application for dynamic pairing. As a follow up to U.S. provisional patent application No. 61/802,681, NXT-ID has filed patent application 14/049175 for
THE “UN-PASSWORD™: RISK AWARE END-TO-END MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION VIA DYNAMIC PAIRING.
This patent represents advancements in biometric and cryptographic authentication, and another key technology to NXT-ID’s widely anticipated next generation payment and identity product — the Wocket™.
Dynamic pairing addresses several vulnerabilities facing current authentication methods. These include “brute force” attacks, where attacking computers systematically check all possible passwords until one is found, and “man in the middle” attacks, which caused the Target and other recent retail data breaches where the attacker impersonates each end point to the satisfaction of the other.
“We wanted to develop a method where devices could establish trust with one another, but without exposing any private information that could be used in an attack or identity theft,” says David Tunnell, CTO of NXT-ID. “Instead of passing private, identifiable information about an individual over the internet, we send dynamic pairing codes that contain hidden risk assessments. Each new risk assessment measures how sure ‘you are who you say you are’ based on multi-factor authentication such as biometrics. Since each new risk assessment is dynamic and hidden within the dynamic pairing code, it makes cyber attacks extremely difficult and easy to detect, while enabling authentication and encryption across remote devices and services.”
Dynamic pairing is flexible, easy to implement, and brings a high level of trust to transactions without sharing any private information that could be used for cyber attack. With dynamic pairing, private data is kept private, under the control of the owner of the data where it belongs so that your identity cannot be stolen, while still enabling other systems to trust the authenticity of a user, device or application.
“We believe dynamic pairing could change the way access is given in a vast number of applications and help to prevent substantial losses in the financial payments industry,” says Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID. “Dynamic pairing can make a significant difference in identity management and secure communications while enabling individuals to keep their critical and private information from being stolen. Our first application of this innovative technology of course will be our Wocket™ Smart Wallet.”
Wocket™ is a new biometrically secure smart wallet designed to replace the traditional wallet and the number of cards consumers carry. Its dynamically programmable magnetic stripe, NXTCard can replace up to 20,000 cards and can include medical records, ID, coupons etc. that are currently kept in a wallet, with one single secure card. Wocket will feature interchangeable accessories, which are direct attachments, to offer various styles, textures and colors to support a variety of common uses including carrying cash. Wocket™ is a smart wallet that can completely replace your existing wallet with more functionality, comfort, style and security.
About NXT- ID Inc. – Mobile Security for a Mobile World:
NXT-ID, Inc.’s (OTCQB: NXTD) innovative MobileBio™ solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio™ suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers’ mobile platforms. NXT-ID’s wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/
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