Fingerprint scanners have long been a way to avoid the need for passwords to authenticate users of computers and other devices, ut it has never caught on. With Apple expected to include a fingerprint scanner on the more expensive of two iPhones it is expected to unveil Tuesday, it could breathe new life into the use of fingerprint scanners on hardware, which would be great for advisors.
A fingerprint scanner is a really great way for advisors to lock down passwords on their laptop or desktop. I've written before about how you can use a fingerprint scanner with a password manager program like Roboform so that you can simply scan a fingerprint instread of entering keys of long passwords.
With Apple today widely expected to add a fingerprint scanner to the high-end iPhone launching today, this technology, which never caught on in the 1990s when it first appeared on hardware, could make a comeback, which will be great for security-conscious advisors.