Lenovo plans fingerprint authenticated payment for PCs

Lenovo plans fingerprint authenticated payment for PCs

Lenovo plans fingerprint authenticated payment for PCs

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Lenovo says its teaming up with other tech companies to bring secure online payments to the personal computer (PC) for transactions to happen with just the touch of a finger.

The Chinese PC vendor says its joining force with Synaptics for its Natural ID fingerprint sensor, Intel due to the integrated security features of its latest Kaby Lake CPUs, along with PayPal and its ‘unique’ authentication systems.

Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), undergoing a biometric verification exercise
Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), undergoing a biometric verification exercise

The company states that this innovative biometric authentication system for PCs will implement current Fast Identity Online (FIDO) standards, bringing established FIDO biometric authentication capabilities to the PC .

Lenovo also says that the new innovation will nullify the use of passwords to verify identity as passwords have become less safe to use without security factors in today’s digital world.

”As the use cases for internet-connected devices grows at the enterprise and consumer level, there is a critical need for highly secure, but unobtrusive methods for protecting identities, data and machines”, the tech company says.

”The goal of the collaboration is to reduce fraud and increase security, while making online authentication nearly friction-less with biometrics secured.”

Lenovo further explains that its PCs will use Natural ID and Intel Core processors to provide hardware-based protection by quickly and securely capturing user credentials, which are encrypted and stored in the hardware, making them less susceptible to malware attacks.

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