Biometric fingerprint readers like the EasyGuard system on board many of Toshiba's laptops still have an air of science fiction about them, but they're all about delivering security, convenience and simplicity to your daily life. Let's take a look at five novel ways you can get the most of the fingerprint scanner on your Toshiba laptop.
At its most basic, the biometric fingerprint sensor enables you to register your fingerprints and use this personally unique identifier in place of a password to log you onto your Toshiba laptop at any login prompt at any time. The benefit is obvious: passwords can be guessed or faked; fingerprints can't.
Let's be honest – switching between user accounts on any PC is a chore. But with Toshiba's biometrics scanner it gets easier, much easier, as you can register multiple users' fingerprints to the system so switching account becomes simple. You don't have to remember your password – or even your user account name!
Auto-fill text fields and cookies that remember your passwords can leave you with security fears, but how about logging into websites with a swipe of your finger? With the fingerprint scanner that becomes a possibility – simply swipe your finger and password information stored in the Vault Management utility will do the rest.
Want to give the files on your PC an added layer of protection? No problem – with the OmniPass Encrypt Files feature, you can encrypt individual files or whole folders for added security. And of course it takes more than a simple password to unencrypt them again – it takes your own finger.
Keep your files where they are
Fingerprint-protecting your files or folders has another important benefit too: once you do, they can't be moved, emailed or saved to an external device such as a USB memory stick. This means no-one can separate your important files from where they belong – on your laptop.
Toshiba's fingerprint sensor technology is just part of the EasyGuard range of features that provide a full umbrella of security and usability features on board a wide range of Toshiba laptops. To find out more – and check out which laptops have the technology on board – please visit Toshiba EasyGuard.