iPhone FingerprintOver the last couple of months there have been rumors of a fingerprint scanner being included in the coming model iPhone 5S(or whatever the name will be). These speculations seem to have some merit thanks to Apple’s acquisition of AuthenTec, an embedded security company that specializes in fingerprint scanning.

If these rumors are correct it could be a game changer in the world of mobile security. ┬áLast month we covered a story about law enforcement and their call for a ‘kill switch’ that would render stolen phones unusable. This may be an alternative security measure that helps to secure data located on mobile devices.

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