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One thing that everyone has to keep in mind with touch screen laptop computers is security.  Portable computing devices are notoriously left behind by their absent minded owners.  Without adequate security measures in place, these laptops often fall into the wrong hands and the information stored in them can be used to literally destroy the person’s credit score and financial well being. Buying a laptop with fingerprint scanner may help keep your sensitive data safe and secure.

Many people keep very sensitive personal information stored on their touchscreen laptop computer.  Information such as passwords, credit card numbers, birthdays, addresses, social security numbers, and other very sensitive personal data is commonly stored on laptop computers.  People are naive and think that they won’t lose their computer and that it’s OK to store this sensitive information on them.  Many people have multiple e-mail and bank accounts.  These same people find it extremely difficult to keep track of the passwords for all of these different accounts.  As a result, they often store this sensitive information in spreadsheets on their laptop.

What’s worse is that they make the mistake of naming the file that contains the sensitive information with a giveaway name like “passwords”.  Criminals know that if they can get their hands on your laptop, they can usually gain access to your bank account and make big money by stealing from the laptop owner.

Fingerprint recognition technology is fairly new to touch screen laptop computers.  It would be wise when making your purchasing selection to choose a touchscreen laptop that came equipped with a fingerprint recognition scanner.  Many of these laptops can be powered on simply by pressing your finger on the fingerprint reader.  The computer will quickly scan the fingerprint and check it against the list of approved users.  If you’re print is in the list of approved users, the computer will automatically power on and you can get right to work. If the fingerprint doesn’t match, the person trying to hack into your computer will be locked out.

It’s a really good idea to have your touchscreen laptop configured so that when the screensaver is on it requires a password to start using a computer again.  If you’re touchscreen laptop has a fingerprint reader and the computer is in suspend mode or the screen saver is running, you can wake the computer up and gain access to it simply by pressing your finger on the fingerprint reader.  This technology has made it so easy and quick to utilize security features that many people find themselves doing a much better job and securing the sensitive information stored on their computers.

Do yourself a favor and make sure that your next touch screen laptop comes equipped with a fingerprint reader security device. You’ll be glad that you did!

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Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_theft

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