Infinity Optics brought its biometric hashing technology to market with the release of the QuantumCrypt facial recognition SDK.
The facial biometrics platform offers breakthrough accuracy without storing the user’s biometric template, according to the announcement, and is now available for iOS, Android and Windows.
QuantumCrypt’s zero-knowledge platform provides facial biometric matching with a false acceptance rate (FAR) of one in a billion at a false rejection rate (FRR) of 0.3% under normal working conditions, an assessment by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), an Australian government agency. This accuracy is achieved without storing a biometric template or other personal data, Infinity explains.
With the novelty of biometric hashing and skepticism from some within the industry about its viability, the CSIRO report, which aims to present a scientific approach to validating the technology, and calls QuantumCrypt “a direct and effective bridge between biometrics and cryptography (sic)”.
The SDK includes built-in computer vision capabilities through a previously announced partnership with Rank One Computing.
“Unlike traditional biometrics, with QuantumCrypt you can create safe and secure roaming biometric authentication experiences where you first register on one device and can immediately authenticate on any of your other devices, avoiding thus the frustrating need to biometrically register on every device you own,” says Gilles Mathieu, Chief Technology Officer at Infinity. “QuantumCrypt can also enable frictionless biometric cloud account recovery, decentralized authentication, and can be extended to incorporate 3D authentication of face, fingerprint, iris, and even non-biometric modalities. Since each person’s unique QuantumCrypt hash can be used as the basis for creating cryptographic keys, a wide range of advanced security use cases are enabled using cryptographic best practices and asymmetric and symmetric keys derived from biometrics . Among other things, QuantumCrypt is fundamentally compatible with modern authentication architectures such as those promoted by the FIDO Alliance.
Click here to download the CSIRO report on QuantumCrypt from Infinity Optics.
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