Online Authentication
ID cards become online security tokens

Simple and secure online authentication

Of all authentication solutions presently available, PassWindow is the most:

  • Cost effective
  • Secure
  • Easy-to-implement

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PassWindow is...

  • An incredibly simple, yet also extremely secure dynamic password solution
  • Free from client hardware or software, requires no batteries and cannot malfunction
  • Able to securely authenticate the client to the server AND the server to the client
  • Able to transmit transaction information securely to the user through the visual challenge
  • Secure against trojans, viruses, phishing, keyloggers, social engineering, and MITM attacks

PassWindow has been evaluated in an independent whitepaper.

How does it work?

  • PassWindow is a unique key pattern printed on a transparent section of a standard identity card.
  • Users simply hold their card over a generated pattern image on any display to reveal a new series of digits – a single-use password.
  • Users enter this new unique password to authenticate securely.
  • Unusual monitor sizes are easily handled with a simple adjustment of the challenge image which is then saved to a cookie or user database. Try it yourself with our online demo!

Potential applications

PassWindow can be used whenever strong, cost effective, and secure authentication is required:

  • Online banking access and transaction security
  • Online cloud-computing services
  • Online medical record access
  • Securing crypto currency transactions like bitcoin
  • Offline document authentication like printed bills
  • Payment cards, medicare cards, company cards, identity cards, club cards, gift cards, prize cards, political voting cards...

PassWindow benefits

PassWindow on laptop
PassWindow on tablet
  • Extremely cheap authentication tokens with plastic cards only costing cents.
  • Low cost delivery by standard envelope without expensive package costs.
  • Unlimited working life – no batteries or electronics, so lifespan is not limited to battery life.
  • Extremely durable, no battery life or internal flexing problems with electronics, waterproof and pressure proof.
  • Easy to understand – With most software and hardware authentication systems being beyond the understanding of the average user, authentication acceptance and online trust levels are low – PassWindow provides a security mechanism that even children can easily understand.
  • Usable on any electronic display – PCs, laptops, tablets and mobiles – no specialized software or hardware required by the user.
  • Excellent fallback protection for security questions and password reset, which are currently a weak security link in many authentication systems.
  • Do away with password memorization – 2FA authentication obviates the necessity for passwords.
  • Disaster proof – PassWindow can continue to operate without Internet, communications, or even electricity. Users can authenticate off printed challenge patterns using their same card keys.
  • PassWindow has the security advantage of your company being able to print cards in house with a standard card printer. Avoiding any potentially compromised outside manufacturers.
  • No need to redirect the user away from your website for third-party verification – PassWindow challenge patterns are delivered directly from your own secure web server.

News highlights

New hosted PassWindow service launched

ShieldPass, a new personal authentication service, launched: ShieldPass is a low cost personal online authentication service that uses a PassWindow authentication system. Cards costing as little as $7 per user are supplied for personal use.

PassWindow wins prestigious award

PassWindow wins at Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Awards

The Asian Innovation Awards are an initiative sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and Credit Suisse that seeks to recognize and promote the next big ideas in Asia. We feel extremely honored to receive this award and strongly hope that the publicity and awareness generated will help us to promote PassWindow as the most secure, lowest-cost authentication solution available today.

In this photo: (left to right) Almar Latour, The Wall Street Journal; Rt. Hon. Sir John Major; Matthew Walker, PassWindow; Marcel Kreis, Credit Suisse.


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