Sony fingerprint ID device comes to Mac OS X

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Sony's FIU-600/M Puppy fingerprint identity device now comes with Puppy Suite fingerprint authentication software for Mac OS X . The device is designed to replace passwords as a solution for securing access to desktops, Web sites, and critical applications.

The FIU-600 unit connects via a USB port and authenticates users based on their fingertips. Its capacitance sensing technology electronically reads a fingerprint; Sony says it can't be fooled by paper copies and doesn't require cleaning.

The FIU600/M with Puppy Suite authentication software works with any USB-equipped Macs running Mac OS X 10.2 ("Jaguar") and higher. It has a suggested retail price of US$159.99.

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