Blood-vessel boost to computer security

Hitachi has unveiled the world’s first laptop with vein recognition.

Using vein patterns picked up by the way the vessels diffuse light from an LED rather than fingerprints to identify individuals is said to be both faster and harder to falsify.

The pattern must match a key stored on a removable USB drive then the laptop will be locked. This particular model – the FLORA Se210is a Windows XP Embedded system with no hard drive, designed to be used as an enterprise-level terminal.

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