Eikon does away with memorizing passwords


eikon-fingerprint.jpgRemembering a bunch of passwords can be quite a pain, considering the amount of e-mail accounts, Flickr accounts, social networking sites, and forums that one participates in every day. You can’t just leave them on a text file on your Windows Desktop, making it privy to all and sundry and neither can you write it down in a small piece of paper lest it gets lost. What are you supposed to do then, considering all those above mentioned user accounts are mission critical? The answer lies in the Eikon Digital Privacy Manager.

The Eikon Digital Privacy Manager provides a fingerprint authentication security solution thanks to the Eikon USB peripheral fingerprint reader coupled with the Protector Suite QL software. This solution enables you to retrofit this biometric authentication system onto an existing computer, greatly simplifying the different aspects of PC usage at the swipe of a finger. No longer do you need to cram your brain with a whole bunch of passwords when your humble fingerprint is enough to do the job.

In fact, sensitive files can be encrypted and launched in different applications as long as you assign specific fingers for each one. The Eikon Digital Privacy Manager is compatible with Windows operating systems only, from Windows 2000 up till Vista. Don’t worry about having your fingerprint replicated – the fingerprint reader stores only mathematical data based on the uniqueness of a fingerprint, in shorts, a template that cannot be reverse engineered to reproduce the fingerprint image. The Eikon Digital Privacy Manager is currently retailing for US$40.

Source: Gizmag

4 reviews or comments

RustyH Says: May 11, 2007 at 9:30 am

Don’t Cut Your Finger.

Jackie Says: May 11, 2007 at 11:10 am

Cool. I got locked out of my bank account because I forgot my password and tried logging in with the wrong pw like 3 times.

no Says: May 11, 2007 at 11:59 am

Fingerprint biometric scanners are unbelievably simple to hack. A piece of tape and anything (such as a drinking glass) that the person has touched is enough to get you past the system. Not worth the money. You’ll find countless demonstrations online of similar systems that were hacked with things like gummy bears, scotch tape, etc.

Jackie Says: May 11, 2007 at 4:31 pm

At home I have a door with a lock, so I’d be more worried about more things if someone was in my study. for my notebook, I’m more worried about a hacker cracking my password than a guy a at Starbucks who lifts my fingerprints and steals my notebook.

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