The end of passwords

Wednesday, 12 October 2005, 5:58 PM EST

Reliable and affordable fingerprint identification systems, already in use and pushing into prime time, are taking over. With the swipe of a person’s finger, for example, a ThinkPad notebook computer can identify and authenticate the rightful owner of the machine. IBM, and now Lenovo, is using biometric ID systems as a key feature in selling “the world’s most secure” notebook computer. Other computer and electronics companies are following suit. It’s easy to see why.

By Alan Kramer at Electronic News.

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