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because we are pretty sure his flat mates have a keylogger at least
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post #32 of 51
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because we are pretty sure his flat mates have a keylogger at least

Why bother in attempting to secure a compromised system? Fix the issue first then attempt to secure.
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Why bother in attempting to secure a compromised system? Fix the issue first then attempt to secure.
Not to sound lazy but this is gunna avoid me needing to do that, and it will be good to watch them struggle im not even thinking of having it in an obvious place so they will come to logging on and be totally stumped....


like i said in the earlier pages it isnt nasty or particularly annoying its more fun and games, i wanna win and get a cool gadget out of it =]
    
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Not to sound lazy but this is gunna avoid me needing to do that, and it will be good to watch them struggle im not even thinking of having it in an obvious place so they will come to logging on and be totally stumped....


like i said in the earlier pages it isnt nasty or particularly annoying its more fun and games, i wanna win and get a cool gadget out of it =]
RDP into machine.... disable biometric.
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Yehhh i know they are a bit of a unnecassery add-on that you dont really need but like i said on page 1 i have about 10 system passwords plus about 20-25 account passwords for various things it just gets a bit much, and even though it is a bit gimickey i will know security wise i will be safer =]
The finger printer readers are just another way to put in a password. You will still have to establish a password for the system so if the fingerprint reader dies/gets stolen/no longer around you are not locked out of any of your systems.

You could use a indepth system password to get into windows and then use a password manager like LastPass or Roboform to manage the rest of your account passwords. (would need 1 master password that you would remember)

I am a Network Admin so I have tons of different system passwords/account passwords just for work. Add in my personal stuff and I am well over 50+ login/pws i have to know. I use Lastpass to manage all of them and have a 12-15 character password (containing capital/lower case letters and symbols)for my Windows Login and my Lastpass master password.
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Not to sound lazy but this is gunna avoid me needing to do that, and it will be good to watch them struggle im not even thinking of having it in an obvious place so they will come to logging on and be totally stumped....


like i said in the earlier pages it isnt nasty or particularly annoying its more fun and games, i wanna win and get a cool gadget out of it =]
Was about to say the same thing, the longer I hang out in this thread the more it seems like a game to me. A game I recognize well as my brother and I used to play when we shared an apartment, which was a losing proposition for me, even when I won I lost because his chick was just not hot....
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The problem with most commercially available fingerprint scanners is that they work in conjunction with an existing conventional password. On my HP laptop I can either type in my pw or swipe my finger, which will automate the "typing". But it isn't like it becomes the "ultimate" pw. Just an alternate way of entering your normal pw.
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post #38 of 51
Has anyone used a Trusted Platform Module before?
I have read that a TPM and a finger print scanner are a powerful combination for security.
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The problem with most commercially available fingerprint scanners is that they work in conjunction with an existing conventional password. On my HP laptop I can either type in my pw or swipe my finger, which will automate the "typing". But it isn't like it becomes the "ultimate" pw. Just an alternate way of entering your normal pw.
This does seem like the Achilles heel of fingerprint scanners the more people mention it. Whats next, retina?
Edited by TheLastPriest - 5/18/11 at 6:47am
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The problem with most commercially available fingerprint scanners is that they work in conjunction with an existing conventional password. On my HP laptop I can either type in my pw or swipe my finger, which will automate the "typing". But it isn't like it becomes the "ultimate" pw. Just an alternate way of entering your normal pw.
I read on the website this but i was just thinking of going for a mental 40 character password in the hopes that if they have some way of finding it they will mess up when trying to type in.... Also i am building a new rig which is what this is going to be specifically for and im hoping they wont get chance to put any logger onto it in the first place


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RDP into machine.... disable biometric.
I dont think my flatmates are quite this smart caus i dont even know what that means^^^



I know that it isnt an ultimate password but like me and TheLastPriest its more about the game side of it and the coolness factor..... I enjoy it to an extent and i think locking them out of the "soon to be" new rig will be an enjoyable victory =]
    
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