You want to hear the real kicker about Intel’s new password venture? It actually gets rid of passwords! Well, the passwords actually still exist, but Intel’s new True Key password solution makes it so that you never have to deal with them again.
The general idea is that one could use facial recognition or a personal mobile device to access whatever services and applications one desires. Upon signing up, the service would allow you to create complicated passwords for your services, which would be stored at the company’s servers.
The True Key app can then fill out all your forms for you after your face or devices has been authenticated. It’s a simple concept, and one we really need. After all, there are to many people using “password”, “letmein”, “opensesame” and other similarly insecure passwords. Let’s talk security while we are at it.
True Key claims to be a very secure service. Not even True Key would have access to your information, even though it is stored in their servers. Everything is encrypted locally through AES-256, one of the strongest grades of encryption in existence. And because you can include multiple factors of authentication, you can make it nearly impossible for others to access your accounts.
We got a quick demo at MWC and it seems to work like a charm. Take a look at it and go to the official website if you want to sign up to be among the first to use it.