Privaris PlusID. Billed as the world’s first biometric fingerprint fob, which is all well and good, but won’t someone think of the pockets? Anyhoo, the deal is you swipe your finger over the on–board sensor and wave it at doors, or other things you want to unlock. It then wirelessly does an ‘open sesame’ job using Bluetooth, RFID or whatever flavour of wireless tech you fancy. Almost. The idea is that your private fingerprint records are stored by you and not some nasty remote faceless mainframe computer. Yeah well…. [Via Gizmag]
Fingerprint templates are securely stored and matched on the user’s own device – never exposing biometric data to external servers, readers or databases. The device’s on-board fingerprint sensor and biometric processing eliminates the need for a biometric database. This protects users from the very real and serious threat of identity theft. If a biometric database was hacked and biometric data stolen, unlike a password or credit card number, your fingerprint can never be reissued.