31 May 2021
If you’ve ever used iProov Genuine Presence Assurance® to verify your identity online, you may recall the sequence of colored lights that is used to check you are the right person, a real person, and that you are authenticating right now. This is iProov’s patented Flashmark™ technology.
The brief sequence of colors on the screen assures your security because it creates a one-time biometric that can’t be copied. If someone tried to steal a video of your face or create a spoof of an iProov verification so they could set up an account in your name (or get access to one of your existing accounts) that person could not recreate the exact sequence of colors because the sequence changes every time.
The sequence of colors that each user sees when they authenticate themselves with Genuine Presence Assurance is designed to be brief and is sometimes described as ‘flashing’.
Around 3% of people with epilepsy have photosensitive epilepsy. Photosensitive epilepsy can be triggered by certain rates of flashing lights, or by contrasting light and dark patterns, which in some cases can lead to seizures. Such flashing lights are common in everyday life – on TV shows, video games, web pages and in strobe lighting used in nightclubs, music concerts, sporting events and public performances. For this reason, international standards have been developed to keep people safe in these circumstances.
Safety has always been a priority at iProov. Since our earliest days in 2012, we have focused on keeping Flashmark safe for those who suffer from photosensitive epilepsy. We do this firstly by complying with regulations worldwide, and secondly by testing our technology to ensure it meets the regulations on safe flash rates.
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