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Thats it lads thats the story and i figure if they can guess my fingerprint they deserve to see my private mail and such
    
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I have one built into my Lenovo laptop. It's pretty nice I use it to log in.
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Yeh thats what im thinking, also gunna hide it in part of my case that they will never know about. secret compartments for the win =]

So we are going with good idea ???
    
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You should report back here if you get one which works well under windows 7. I'd much prefer this over typing passwords in TBH. I also like the possibility of enabling a second user to log in.
    
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Yeh thats what im thinking, also gunna hide it in part of my case that they will never know about. secret compartments for the win =]

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I guess my only concern, if they are as douchy as they seem, what is to keep them from unplugging it and taking it, thus leaving you with no access at all.
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hopefull this can influence your decision

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post #17 of 51
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I guess my only concern, if they are as douchy as they seem, what is to keep them from unplugging it and taking it, thus leaving you with no access at all.

That is a good point, but if they did that i would have reason to confront/attack them =] with them just logging on there is no proof of them just logging in and out....

Thanks for the vid upload but i cant view active content at work ..... will check it out tonight tho...


Definately will come back with a response as to how good they are, but my build is a slow process might be a couple of months till complete so anyone in a hurry to try this i would just give it a go


Keep the opinions coming
    
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post #18 of 51
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Well last night i took quite a while having a look at fingerprint scanners and comments, compatability with windows 7 etc,

So far the most promising looks to be UPEK a provider which seems to run on windows 7. As far as i can tell all of the comments seem to be very positive and even though RRP is £60 every swears its good for the money.

Basically you can program each finger to do different tasks (e.g pinky=shut down, pointer=log off) which seems like a cool feature no doubt...

The only realy negative i could find is that it doesnt actually replace the windows log in, just another way of doing it which could cause the earlier problem of flatmates still aquiring my password.... all in all looks sweet and is now on my "to buy list"..


http://www.upek.com/solutions/eikon/

you will see quite clearly on the hompage the silver scanner with blue downward arrows.... Thats the one Hope this helped anyone interested... im still going to buy this and report back with my review
    
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You could just buy an RSA tag? Or a smart card?
I have never been fond of the fingerprint scanners, I have never purchased an expensive one, however.

Just use a more secure password. I use one secure passwod for my system and have a truecrypt volume encrypted with a second password and a key with all of my other details in it.
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You could just buy an RSA tag? Or a smart card?
I have never been fond of the fingerprint scanners, I have never purchased an expensive one, however.

Just use a more secure password. I use one secure passwod for my system and have a truecrypt volume encrypted with a second password and a key with all of my other details in it.

What is a RSA tag??? sorry im still fairly new to this... and no matter how crazy i make it they always know......


its not like there hacking and vandalising its just frustrating... fingerprint scanner should offer protection and be cool as hell
    
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