Passtouch Introduces New Password Alternative
Passtouch is introducing a new universally accepted “signature type” password alternative and web browser for touch screen devices like the iPad. Passtouch works a lot like a signature, but offers even more creative freedom. Users create their own Passtouch design by drawing a single continuous line over an interface provided on the company’s app. Passtouch is truly intuitive and takes advantage of the iPad’s highly responsive touch screen. Free and paid versions of the app are available in the iTunes App store.
The patent pending technology has several unique features. Passtouch can be entirely free form, natural and intuitively interactive. As a result, it produces a significant amount of authentication data, rivaling the levels of traditional password security. Another distinguishing feature is the graphical user interface. It is built on fundamental visual elements that serve as a vivid roadmap to guide users along their signature path.
The colorful design and circular framework of the interface encourage users to create entries that are very fluid, well balanced and ultimately more secure. After a handful of entries, a Passtouch begins to develop a certain feel and muscle memory kicks in. This powerful combination of universally recognized visual cues in the interface along with muscle memory helps to make Passtouch very easy to remember.
Jason Boger, CEO of Passtouch, LLC, said, “We have really created a passcode with a universal appeal because of its special memory and cognitive touch aspects as opposed to a language driven or alpha numeric system. Passtouch has thousands of users in 150 countries. We appeal to people of all ages. We even have a four-year-old using it. We also discovered that Passtouch appeals to users who are disabled or have limited dexterity. “
The Passtouch web browser allows multiple users to create private profiles, each with their own history and bookmarks. Profiles are protected by a single Passtouch signature, no typing required. While browsing, website log-in details can be saved as bookmarks, which provide one-touch access to password protected sites.
“Web browsers are like windows to your entire world, much of which is personal and private,” Boger said. “On the iPad, the browser is often shared. With Passtouch, there’s now a secure method of unique identification for anyone accessing the Internet.”