MicronPC unveils a more secure notebook

Tuesday, 9 July 2002, 12:29 PM EST

MicronPC is announcing today its new T1000 notebook, which adds unique features to the world of notebooks, especially in the security area.

Embedded into the T1000 is a biometric fingerprint scanner that lets users log on by using their fingerprint instead of a password. The system embeds the fingerprint scan into the computer's BIOS (MicronPC expanded the BIOS from 4MB to 8MB to allow for the storage of up to 16 fingerprint scans), which Micron says is more secure than USB-enabled fingerprint-scanning products.

In addition to secure logon, the software can use a fingerprint scan to replace a password in people's favorite Web sites. Users also can have important documents or folders encrypted during logoff. The documents can be decrypted only via the fingerprint scan.

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