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It may sound funny but in the near future, you will be able to log into your favorite social networking account like Facebook, Twitter etc. with an iris scanning which will provide you a greater security.

We see them all too often in the movies: governmental officials stand in front of a machine that scans their eyeball for identification. If approved, the agents are granted access to top-secret information. While these iris scanning devices are in fact real and available to certain agencies and corporations, what if you (a consumer) had the opportunity to own one of these bad boys and use its fancy technology to safeguard sensitive and important information at home—let's say something as important as your banking long-in information, e-mail or even your Facebook account?

Log-in To Facebook With Iris Scanning - Increased Online Security with Consumer Eye Scanner

In an effort to boost online security and protection and to ultimately remove the hassle of having to remember tons of passwords, tech developing company Hoyos Group has created a gadget called EyeLoc— a portable iris-identification scanning device designed to grant access to "password-protected" computers, Web sites, and other similar applications with the blink of an eye.

How does the "wand-like" device work? It's pretty simple. All a consumer needs to do is plug the device into their desk computer or lap top and install the special software using the included USB chord. Installation instructions will then ask the consumer to take a snap shot image of their eye so that it is stored in the device for identification purposes. The consumer will then hand-select which web sites and applications he or she wishes the device to protect using the eye scan. And naturally, a user will need to validate his or her identity with the eye scanner every time he or she wants to be granted permission to log-in those hand-selected web sites and applications.

But what if someone tries to "Bourne Identity" you— meaning someone chops off your head and then uses your eye ball to hack into your accounts? Well the company states that this scenario is impossible since when one dies, the eye iris instantly changes. In other words, the person has to be alive in order for the device to work. But then again kidnapping is always an option.

Although the EyeLock was unveiled at a tech show in San Francisco on May 10, a release date has not been issued. However, the company did say the EyeLock will cost about $99 once it is placed on the market. In the mean time, for those looking to up the ante on their privacy and password protection, consider downloading these free web browser add-ons listed below:


LastPass Password Manager — serves as a password recovery tool, perfect for times when users forget passwords and log-in information for a particular site. The add-on retrieves stored information by using a master password. This add-on is offered to both Mozilla FireFox4 and Google Chrome users.

• Similar add-ons that work in the same fashion include Chrome Pass for Google Chrome users and Link Password for Mozilla Fire Fox 4 users.

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