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$1,438
pledged of $150,000pledged of $150,000 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 17 2014 7:20 PM UTC +00:00

About

What is nimbusID? nimbusID is a start-up solving one of the biggest challenges in Internet security. It implements a patented software system for the creation and authentication of True Digital ID without using a password.

Why do we need nimbusID? The average user has 10 or more online accounts and is frequently required to change his/her passwords. The difficulty and inconvenience of having to memorize multiple passwords is simply overwhelming.  Password insecurity continues to be exploited by hackers leading to data theft and fraud. Since the password is the main problem, why not just eliminate the concept of using a password? To achieve this, nimbusID uses the power of your mind to securely authenticate your digital identity and require dynamic server-initiated queries for all authentications. By allowing the mind to be utilized as the key to each authentication attempt, effective verification and True ID Digital Authentication can occur. nimbusID provides the highest level of security without increasing inconvenience.

Take back your identity with nimbusID.  Your brain is the most advanced technology known to man. At the age of three, the brain has a trillion neural connections. nimbusID uses those trillions of thought patterns in your mind to verify and authenticate your identity, relying on you to recognize an object, associate its unique attributes, and interpret its meaning. No password or static credential is stored in any device.

How does it work? During registration, a user recalls a unique life experience that will be used to populate empty fields as seen in the demo. For example: “Julie Gomez is my first girlfriend when I was a senior student at Dallas High School in 1975, she gave me a pen as my graduation gift and later on became a professional golfer”.

User Registration:

The information provided will be stored in the data base server, to be later used during each authentication process. Our proprietary data storage design makes data information, when hacked meaningless to anyone. Using this method, claim validation and human authentication can proceed regardless of the computing device used.

Signing in to nimbusID is simple and intuitive: As shown in demo below, a list of objects will be presented, one of which is your unique focus object known and is recognized by you alone. Successive columns will drop with list of attributes, one of which you will select for its association with the focus object. Columns appear one at a time to prevent related data from exposure at any one time, adding to your security. After you click the correct object and attributes, your identity is verified and securely authenticated. Want to try it out?  go to http://www.nimbusid.com/auth_simulator (click the logo, type your name, then hit enter, click First kiss, Lubbock, and Golfer to be successfully authenticated).

Example of screen login:

This system allows us to create authentication using your own brain (mind) as the key, hence the (static) password is eliminated. Future log-in is dynamic and unique at any given time rendering "phishing" attacks virtually obsolete. Because your strings are made of objects and attributes that are implied to the user, sign-on is instant, all without memorizing a password or asking a single security question. Furthermore, since you just "click or tap" vs. input text on a keyboard, the process is quicker and less prone to keystroke input errors. Sound easier than remembering a password? We thought so.

How can nimbusID provide True Digital ID identification and authentication? The objects that are displayed and the order they are placed on the screen are different for each authentication attempt. The values that are selected, as well as the pattern in which they are presented, are unique each time the user attempts to authenticate. Thus, brute force hacking and phishing are virtually eliminated. It is highly improbable to successfully apply brute force (trying different combinations against a static value until via process of elimination the correct sequence is discovered) against a constantly changing value. The same applies for phishing – a user cannot be tricked into providing a password (or any static key) to a hacker when the key is different for every authentication attempt and there being no way to know what key will be requested, as that is randomly and dynamically decided by the server (known as server to user query) only at the time that the authentication is initiated.

nimbusID authorization and authentication:  A stolen credit card that is nimbusID enabled may have been breached  but no financial loss occur through fraudulent transaction both for the user and the issuing financial institution.  The hacker who stole the credit card information can not initiate any transaction because the hacker needs to be authorized to transact and the authorization needs to be authenticated through nimbusID.  Our patented technology software's ability to simultaneously provide authentication and authenticate the authorization is a powerful tool against current digital exploits.

nimbusID is highly secure and convenient: nimbusID uses non-sensitive data, or strings, for quick authentication. Input several strings when signing up, and then update the strings periodically to keep them fresh. Even better, nimbusID recycles the strings to create noise data for other users, making the system more secure for everyone as the data pool grows. In short:

- Your strings don’t contain sensitive information

- You recognize your strings instantly no matter how many you create

- Your strings are always relevant to your unique life experiences

- The more strings you add, the more secure you and other users are

Why is nimbuID's solution the best? Other innovative solutions to improve the security of the current password system have failed. Our solution is to eliminate the concept of passwords and replace it with a new architecture, nimbusID. This new paradigm:

·Works with your natural thought pattern (a security key that travels with you, inside your mind)

·Virtually eliminates typical forms of hacking, such as phishing or brute force attacks

·No need to memorize passwords

With nimbusID you get:

- Identity verification plus True Digital ID Authentication

- Reduce FAD (fear, anxiety, and doubt) about online transactions

- Increase security and convenience at the same time

Eliminate my passwords while increasing my security and efficiency? Neat! What does nimbusID mean for the future? nimbusID’s innovative design may lead to:

- A unified, user-centric, personalized gateway to access all of your online accounts

- Internet access to all of your online accounts, 24/7,  anywhere, anytime, any device

- Faster and more efficient online activity

- Confidence in your privacy and security

- Enriched user experience and efficient consumer/provider connection

- One-stop secure checkout with simple documentation of transaction

- Safer global e-commerce and decreased fraudulent transaction

Why crowd funding? Our team has spent almost two years developing the working prototypes for nimbusID.  Now we need your participation to get to the next level.  We can greatly diminish the risk of being hacked or phished, and allow you to surf the web securely and safely if we have enough momentum. So far, we have built a proof of concept, conducted a security analysis and engaged in limited beta testing. In order to make nimbusID a reality, we need to:

- Hire software specialists to design, develop, and complete the software

- Integrate with multi-platform devices and add other functionality

- Build and host the newest versions of the software

- Deploy the software to the mainstream market

One you, one nimbusID.  Only you can help replace the traditional log-in method once and for all. You only need one global identity for the World Wide Web. Are you ready for password-free access to all your online accounts? We can make it happen with nimbusID.

Risks and challenges

The enhanced technical and functional design of the software, plus the existing prototype, will serve as the background for the full development of the enabling authentication system. Since this is a groundbreaking and pioneering architecture, unforeseen software design and development issues could occur that may delay or impair completion of the project. We will communicate to backers any setbacks that occur during development. Adoption by user and enterprise may vary and can be unpredictable. This may affect the success and speed of the roll-out of nimbusID.

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