Grant login requests from your MYKI app.
Pairing the MYKI mobile or desktop app with your computer allows you to grant access to accounts in your browser.
How can MYKI log me into accounts on my computer?
MYKI pairs with your computer via the MYKI browser extension that is installed in your web browser of choice or the MYKI Desktop app. You connect the apps together by scanning a QR code with your smartphone camera (Pairing The MYKI App) or by typing a pairing code. This creates an encrypted end-to-end link between the MYKI app and the MYKI browser extension which allows your phone and computer to securely exchange passwords and other sensitive data. Scanning a QR code is an optical way of transferring information between your phone and your browser which ensures that the encryption key is never exchanged over the Internet. Any intruder trying to intercept your network communication would not be able to decrypt the data being transmitted. Whenever the MYKI extension detects that you need to login to an account in your browser (when you visit https://gmail.com for example and you are logged out), it sends a login request to your smartphone via push notification. You can grant access from your phone by hard pressing on the notification and authenticate yourself with your fingerprint, a pin code or even faceID. This will encrypt your Gmail password and securely send it to your computer. The extension will then decrypt this password and fill the login form online logging you in successfully.
Can MYKI log me into apps and websites on my phone?
Yes, on both iOS and Android.
How can I connect the MYKI app with my computer?
You can pair the MYKI app with the MYKI Desktop app or with your computer browser via the MYKI browser extension which allows you to securely exchange passwords and other sensitive data between your phone and your computer. The MYKI app also allows you to store a secure backup of your accounts on your computer in order to recover your accounts in case something happens to your smartphone. In order to pair MYKI with your computer, follow the steps outlined in this guide.
Is the connection between MYKI and my computer secure?
MYKI uses the AES256-CBC encryption algorithm which is regarded as one of the most secure encryption standards. This ensures that your data is safe while being transmitted. The AES encryption key is shared between the phone and the extension via a QR code that you scan with the MYKI app using your smartphone camera which means that the encryption key is never sent across the internet. The key is generated by the browser extension and optically shared with the MYKI app. This is regarded as one of the most secure ways of exchanging an AES encryption key.
What happens if I lose or change my phone?
MYKI automatically creates secure backups of your data on any computer that you pair your MYKI app with. This allows you to recover your data in case something happens to your phone. You can also create manual backups of MYKI that will generate a ‘.myki' file that you can store in any location that you deem secure. We are also working on adding a ‘backup with a friend' feature that allows you to keep a secure backup of your passwords on a friend's MYKI app very much like a spare key. The friend would not be able to access your MYKI Vault unless you grant them access to it.