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Particularly HP fingerprint scanners. Ive used one before on a friends laptop...

Due to the fact i live in student housing and have some important and private information on my PC im thinking of using a fingerprint scanner...

What do you guys think..... any good

and more importantly any problems ?
    
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I have a Microsoft one and I love it. I want to use it again on my new computer but for some reason Microsoft dont have the drivers for it anymore. Now I am having trouble finding a new scanner. My advice, make sure you get the software with it if you happen to find one, lol.
post #3 of 51
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Do you or did you use it constantly or was it one of them novelties that wore off. And how safe would it be if for example you were to burn your fingers or something and couldnt use it can it be removed and password backup.

i use my hands for work and there are always new scars popping up

Talking generally i doubt i will end up with your exact model...


Was yours usb ?
    
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Do you or did you use it constantly or was it one of them novelties that wore off. And how safe would it be if for example you were to burn your fingers or something and couldnt use it can it be removed and password backup.

i use my hands for work and there are always new scars popping up

Talking generally i doubt i will end up with your exact model...


Was yours usb ?
The one I had let me save all 10 fingers on it so if I messed one up, I have nine backups, lol. I did use it all the time but it was really for passwords. I would scan my finger and it would enter in a password for me, so I wouldnt call it a security thing. Mine was USB.
post #5 of 51
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Ahhh right sounds pretty sweet actually, suppose it means i could replace one of my "10" fingers with my gf's aswell she is always on my rig Sweet thats what i was looking for.... so for windows log on...... did it work then or did the software have to initiate after logging on ???
    
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whats wrong with a regular password OP? these things seem like a gimmick
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post #7 of 51
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Originally Posted by Cranky000 View Post
Ahhh right sounds pretty sweet actually, suppose it means i could replace one of my "10" fingers with my gf's aswell she is always on my rig Sweet thats what i was looking for.... so for windows log on...... did it work then or did the software have to initiate after logging on ???
The one I had let me use it to login from the windows login screen. It didnt work with firefox at the time though (this was 5 years ago). So I wasnt able to login to any websites with the scanner, but maybe the HP one is different.
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whats wrong with a regular password OP? these things seem like a gimmick

The reason i dont like passwords is because i work with about 9 or 10 different systems at work, all my passwords are very specific and different, leading me to HAVE to right them down... im talking 25 character bad boys here. When i first started my job i thought it would be a good idea to use my home password for one of the work system Thus i have to right it on my list and thus it is accessible by my douchebag flatmates. (you would think changing it would be the obvious answer but they always end up guessing it)

Im not overly bothered by it but just cba anymore and this way i know only i have access 100% guranteed.

Plus they are cool
    
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The reason i dont like passwords is because i work with about 9 or 10 different systems at work, all my passwords are very specific and different, leading me to HAVE to right them down... im talking 25 character bad boys here. When i first started my job i thought it would be a good idea to use my home password for one of the work system Thus i have to right it on my list and thus it is accessible by my douchebag flatmates. (you would think changing it would be the obvious answer but they always end up guessing it)

Im not overly bothered by it but just cba anymore and this way i know only i have access 100% guranteed.

Plus they are cool
Guessing it? Sounds like a keylogger to me...same way my wife cant figure out how I keep "guessing" her passwords
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(you would think changing it would be the obvious answer but they always end up guessing it)
Right.

-Dude! How did you find out that my password was 35$33xoeeWol3$$?
-Ah. Took a guess.
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