Security in a mouse?

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Security in a mouse?

A fingerprint reader built into a computer mouse could be among the first biometric security devices to hit the market.

SafLink Corp., of Tampa, Fla., and SecuGen Corp., of San Jose, Calif., will announce at Comdex in Las Vegas this week that ING Direct, a Toronto-based home banking company, is licensing their jointly developed fingerprint-reading mouse.

The SecuDesktop 1.4 mouse houses a glass fingerprint reader on its side. The mouse costs a little less than $100, but volume discounts could cut the cost to $70 each.

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