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By Ian Katz, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Dec. 20--IBM CONSIDERS OFFERING PC SECURITY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: IBM Corp. has been showing off an intriguing fingerprinting security feature on its ThinkPad T42 notebooks that could become standard equipment on laptops if it catches on.
The feature allows a fingerprint to replace or supplement passwords used to start up the computer or within chosen Web sites.
Computer users are becoming overwhelmed with the number of passwords they must remember. As a result, says John McKeon, IBM Global Services principal for safety and security, people tend to use the same couple of …