Tired of Passwords? Replace them with your Fingerprint
If you're like most people, you have more than a dozen passwords and user names to remember.
Have you ever sat there, staring at
your screen, wondering which password you set?
Was it your dog's name? Your birthday backwards? Your best friend's nickname?
Wonder no more. Microsoft has developed
a convenient solution for replacing all those passwords with something you don't
have to worry about forgetting: your fingerprint. Integrated into some of
Microsoft's latest keyboard and mouse products and also sold separately, the
Microsoft® Fingerprint Reader lets you log on to your favourite Web sites
without scrambling for passwords-just touch the fingerprint reader with a
registered fingerprint whenever a password or user name is required, and you're
in. Just like that.
Easy-to-use software makes replacing passwords with your fingerprint a snap. First, the Registration Wizard opens and helps you register your fingerprints. Then, when you visit a site that requires a password, just touch the Fingerprint Reader with any registered finger, enter your data, and then click OK-it's the last time you need to enter that information.
If you turn on Fast User Switching in Windows XP, you can use the Fingerprint Reader to switch between user accounts without actually logging off from the computer. With a touch of a finger, you can quickly switch between users without closing programs and files-and each user's personal content stays personal.