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Security Security comes in three forms. 1.Encryption – making data and information transmitted by one person unintelligible to anyone other than the intended.

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1 Security Security comes in three forms. 1.Encryption – making data and information transmitted by one person unintelligible to anyone other than the intended recipient. It is or should be transparent. The user does not see it or is aware of it. 2.Identification – ascertaining who a person really is regardless of who they say they are. The user may or may not be aware of it. Ascertained by documents (e.g. passport) issued after an identity check has been made by some authority. The document is assumed to be reliable. Alternatively or additionally Biometrics – measuring some physical characteristic e.g. Fingerprint. Assumes the device and database are accurate. 3.Authentication – confirming a person is who they say they are regardless of who they actually are. The user is always aware of it. This applies to most applications such as website access. You may call yourself (your ID) anything you like, but you must confirm that ID with e.g. a password. It is the form with which we are all familiar e.g. online banking

2 Authentication vs Identification The two forms are often confused. – What may be wanted is identification but what is achieved is authentication (false passport or stolen credit card & PIN). The passport or card has been authenticated NOT the person –What is wanted is authentication but what is attempted is unnecessary identification. Often seen as a personal intrusion. What is needed in most computer applications is authentication not identification –The need is for a person to confirm who they say they are. –Many people have multiple persona (ID) on the world wide web. Very few if any, need to know who they actually are.

3 Passfaces is an application of authentication not identification. Passfaces is an application of authentication not identification. It is superior in all ways to the normal methods of Passwords and PIN nmbers Forget your Passwords! Who needs them! “A picture is worth a thousand words!” Many computer people are “left brained”- logic and abstract. Most users are “right brained” – pictures - especially people’s faces

4 Breakthrough Technology that Meets All Criteria for Strong Authentication █ Portable... Device independent, with you wherever you go █ Secure... Can’t be guessed, copied or stolen █ Low Cost... No end user hardware or software required █ Easy to Implement.. Uses existing password infrastructure █ Cross-Channel... Works on any GUI: PCs, PDAs, ATMs etc. █ Reliable... Works for everyone, every time, everywhere █ Easy to Use... Intuitive regardless of age, language, intelligence, or education. Passfaces is breakthrough, patented technology that uses the brain's natural power to recognize familiar faces. We all possess this capability regardless of age, language, intelligence, or education. Passfaces uses this remarkable ability to provide highly secure and easy to use authentication as an “unforgettable” replacement for passwords or second authenticator in two-factor systems. The Science Behind Passfaces The Science Behind Passfaces Significant research has been conducted on the human brain’s remarkable ability to recognise familiar faces. Passfaces uses this science to provide strong authentication that is fun and easy to use. If you’re into Cognitive Psychology; read “The Science Behind Passfaces”.The Science Behind Passfaces

5 Our brain has a natural ability to recognise familiar faces Passfaces uses faces to replace passwords

6 Click on Your Passface There is only one on the screen Passfaces is an innovative and dynamic approach to strong authentication that is effortless for users. The technology takes advantage of our innate ability to recognise faces, a skill present in everyone. Our software assigns users Passfaces that are then used to gain access to protected systems. Passfaces products quickly and easily integrate into any web application currently using passwords. This approach dramatically reduces the implementation time as well as the cost typically required for increased authentication security. Faces are used instead of alpha numeric characters as an access code. New users sign up for Passfaces and are assigned a set of 5 separate face images. Users complete a short familiarization process to get to know their Passfaces. During log on, users pick each of their assigned Passfaces from individual 3 by 3 grids. Find out more on Forget your Passwords!

7 Passfaces are a visual alternative to the common password, based on our natural ability to recognize faces. Passfaces are NOT a biometric, like a fingerprint reader, or a smartcard, they require no extra hardware, and there is nothing you have to carry around with you. The way it works is like this… When you enrol you’re given a set of faces to remember, five to be exact. Once you've gone through a simple practice session, you’re ready to log in. Like most web sites, you'll type in your username but instead of entering a password, you'll be shown the first of five grids of faces. Somewhere within each group, in a different place each time you log in, there will be a face you recognise; one of your Passfaces. Click on the face you recognize, repeat for the next four grids, and you’re logged in. It’s as simple as that! Unlike passwords or PINs, Passfaces: Are easy to remember and can’t be written down or passed on Passwords and PINs can often be guessed A compromised Biometric cannot be changed Are self prompting. If you think you have forgotten, it reminds you. Biometric technology is expensive and impractical for home/ internet This amazingly simple system harnesses the human brain’s natural ability to recognise faces to provide a number of advantages over passwords, PINs and Biometrics See more and try it for yourself at The Passface Concept

8 How Passfaces Works Faces are used instead of alpha numeric characters as an access code. New users sign up for Passfaces and are assigned a set of 5 separate face images. Users complete a quick familiarization process to get to know their Passfaces. During log on, users pick each of their assigned Passfaces from individual 3 by 3 grids

9 Passfaces Work Even after over 2 years with no intermediate use, users have logged in successfully on their first or second attempt “Passfaces is one of those products that just works. We never have any problems with it.” CSO, Major US Government Agency.

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