Now, access your online accounts at the touch of a fingertip

December 18th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 18 (ANI): It can be a struggle to remember all of the usernames and passwords, especially for people with various online accounts.

But now a student from Southampton University has found a solution - access all your security codes at the touch of a fingertip.

A new system, FingerID, uses fingerprint technology to automatically insert the correct password for whichever site you visit.

Once you have registered with FingerID all you have to do is input your existing usernames and passwords for each of your online accounts, then scan your fingerprint.

Each time you want to access your accounts after that just touch your fingerprint into the system and all the information will be saved for you so you will never need to worry about remembering them again.

The system, developed by Sara Alotaibi as part of her Masters degree, could help protect against online fraud and identity theft.

Her service, which was trialled on 100 people, has since had commercial interest and experts say it could go live in within months making her millions.

“The service makes it possible for users to maintain multiple online accounts using a scan of their fingerprint as a password,” the Daily Mail quoted Alotaibi as saying.

“It will allow Internet users to authenticate their identity in a hassle-free manner and go about their activities in a secure environment without the fear of loss of identity and money,” Alotaibi added. (ANI)

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