Microsoft Fingerprint Reader Does Passwords, Not Security

We hate remembering passwords. We have enough arbitrary code phrases in our life to remember, like the one we have to try to remember when our girlfriend cinches that plastic sack over our head. So Microsoft’s Fingerprint Reader software seemed pretty cool to us.

But can any of our more astute readers point out the discrepancy between Microsoft’s ad copy and what their disclaimer says?


So, wait… it doesn’t do security? What are they worried about? The legal ramnifications of someone accessing the network with a digit chomped through with a cigar cutter?

Microsoft: Fingerprint Reader Replaces Passwords* [Mouseprint]

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