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fingerprint reader

A scanner used to identify a person's fingerprint for security purposes. After a sample is taken, access to a computer or other system is granted if the fingerprint matches the stored sample. A PIN may also be used with the fingerprint sample.




Fingerprint Reader
Fingerprint readers such as this machine from Identix provide significantly more security than an ID and password. It is extremely difficult to fake a fingerprint. (Image courtesy of Identix, Inc.)






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