Pairing the Myki app with your computer allows you to grant access to accounts in your browser, from your smartphone.
Myki pairs with your computer via the Myki browser extension that is installed in your web browser of choice. You connect the app with the extension by scanning a QR code with your smartphone camera (Pairing The Myki App). This creates a P2P encrypted 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.
On Android Myki can log you into both apps and websites. All you need to do is enable the native login feature in the Myki app (find it in the profile tab). On iOS Myki can log you into websites in Safari via the Myki safari extension. You can enable it by going to the profile tab in the Myki app. Myki can also log you into apps that support the feature. You will typically see a lock icon next to the password field on supported websites.
You can pair the Myki app 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.
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.
Myki gives you the option to keep a secure backup of your accounts 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.
Signing up to a new device using the same phone number previously used will cause the Myki app on the old device to wipe all stored data.