Secure mobile phones will use fingerprint ID

Thursday, 2 September 2004, 12:15 AM EST

Mobile phones using advanced fingerprint security technology will be on sale in Europe this autumn, paving the way for biometric mobile ecommerce authentication.

Only users with their fingerprint registered to a handset will be able to unlock the keypad and make a call.

The technology overcomes security concerns about storing an optical fingerprint image on a phone by using a software algorithm to convert specific characteristics of registered prints into a mathematical template. Only the template is stored, not the print itself, and it cannot be converted back into an image.

By Sarah Arnott at vnunet.

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