Will biometric security harm users?

Friday, 18 March 2005, 12:35 PM EST

Microsoft has launched a keyboard that uses biometric data for authentication, the nattily named Optical Desktop Elite with Fingerprint Reader for Bluetooth. And it could spell doom for mankind. Well, sort of.

The manual states it is not intended for security purposes but for convenience. But what if you call in sick and a colleague needs a file from your machine? What if your hands get dirty?

By Alistair Dabbs at vnunet.

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