Mint, a personal finance platform, has added support for the Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology built into iOS 8-enabled Apple devices.
Typically used to unlock a phone, the Touch ID sensor on iOS 8 enabled devices will have the potential to be used to access the Mint app.
Users will still have the option to log in using a passcode. But a fingerprint touch password "adds another great layer of mobile security to Mint's 128-bit encryption and the physical security that banks use."
Mint's personal financial management website is designed to pull users' financial accounts into one electronic folder, for the purpose of better managing their money. It is currently used by millions of consumers and small businesses, as well as 1,800 banks and credit unions that are customers of Intuit Inc., which acquired Mint in 2009.