McAfee LiveSafe combines Biometrics and Storage
17 May 2013
McAfee is to make its new LiveSafe service available next month, which combines the worlds of biometrics, security and storage.
The LiveSafe service is meant to be a step toward delivering on McAfee’s joint vision with Intel to enable consumers to protect their data and identity on all their devices. As part of the service, users will be able to leverage voice- and facial-recognition technology to protect data hidden away in a “Personal Locker.”
“The Personal Locker feature provides a 1GB safety deposit box in the cloud where users can store copies of sensitive personal information like passports, credit cards, deeds and wills,” Yogesh Jain, group product manager at McAfee, told eWEEK. “Then, the user can access the files by proving their identity using multi-factor authentication using three factors: face, voice and a PIN.”
He added that a two-step check is performed on voice recognition to identify the “liveness” of the user. In addition, the voice-recognition algorithm has been tested and tuned by taking samples from various languages in different regions.
The service will initially be available exclusively on pre-installed Dell PCs starting 9 June.
On 1 July, it will be available through selected retailers to customers buying new PCs and tablets, as well as a retail standalone product and other hardware manufacturers later in the year...read more