October 30, 2000

Fingerprint security gets handier

Author: JT Smith

Wired.com reports: When Qualcomm CEO Irwin Jacobs got his laptop stolen last month at a conference, the technology to
protect his information may already have been at his fingertips.

By using a biometric fingerprint scanner, Jacobs could have added a layer of security to his laptop, which he
said contained proprietary information that was possibly valuable to foreign governments.


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