ANOTHER Good Use For Your Palm

Aiming to do away with the need to remember passwords for growing numbers of online services, Intel researchers have put together a tablet with new software and a biometric sensor that recognizes the unique patterns of veins on a person’s palm.

Making laptops, tablets and smartphones responsible for identifying users would take the requirement of remembering passwords away from individual websites.  It would do away with the need to individually enter passwords into each of them,  said Sridhar Iyengar, Director of Security Research at Intel Labs.

The palm-reading technology, still under development, requires new software and biometric sensors built into consumer devices, but does not require the development of any new kinds of chips.


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