Sony Micro Vault Checks Fingerprints

By eweek  |  Posted 2004-06-24 Print this article Print

Sony flash drives gives the finger to password theft.

Sticky Finger
To appease the paranoid population, Sony releases the Micro Vault USB 128 MB flash drive—a memory stick with fingerprint access. Meaning, the device records the owners fingerprint, which is then used to access the info on the drive. The Micro Vault also helps users auto-login to password-protected sites in Internet Explorer. So the next time you go to, plug in the drive and the password will fill-in automatically (unless a superspy chops off your digits). Now thats finger-lickin good.


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