Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Finger-Based ID Technology

IGN
Sick of memorizing computer passwords? Are your friends able to easily hack your genius "1234" login code ? Well, we do have some good news, effective personal technology protection is well on its way, and a new authentication method developed by Sony will require that computer thieves hack off one of your fingers in order to boot up your hard drive; sounds promising, right? Early today, Sony announced that they are in the middle of developing a new type of finger-based authentication technology, which they're calling Mofiria. Sure it sounds like a giant dragonfly from a Godzilla movie, but Mofiria is actually a pretty decent representation of what we as tech consumers can expect to see become the norm in the near future when it comes to protecting our personal electronics. Mofiria is different from other biometric authentication techniques in that it uses vein patterns instead of fingerprint patterns, and for a good reason.

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