China and surrounding countries have been seeing an increase in computer data security technology, such as biometric access control, and a trend away from physical computer security, such as laptop locks, as computer theft has been heading towards the data being more valuable that the machine itself, according to a Computer Products article.
Companies such as Hong Kong-based Linpo Optics have developed biometric hardware beyond the basic built in fingerprint reader on laptops to include biometric access controlled flash drives and mice. Other companies, such as RCG Corp., have developed facial recognition technology and built them into consumer level laptops that enables the access to the machine. Additionally, many other technologies are being developed and the markets seeing growth as concerns over data security rises in many Asia countries.
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