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Or even better, the best fingerprint biometric high end scanner that can fit into a 5.25 Bay with its own screen and controls, that connects to a Sata port/USB header or anything for that matter.

Got a budget of 400$, any recommendations? My main concern is that the fingerprint get to be a bad quality one, therefore working half the time, or preventing me from logging into windows.
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Even high end scanners are easy tricked. watch to the end

 

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4:10 copy paper

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Even high end scanners are easy tricked. watch to the end

 

I know Fingerprint scanners aren't 100% secure, but I'd want to know which one to buy, and if possible, that'd fit into a 5.25 Bay, if not just USB.
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Better solution:
Physical key access.
Store a ~1mb chunk of entropy between the MBR and first partition of your everyday carry USB Flash drive; this chunk serves as your authentication method. It can't be reasonably brute-forced, nor tricked using simple tactics. Only downfall here is you - better not lose that drive (or, better have that 1mb chunk stored elsewhere for emergency situations)

EDIT:
Note that any password based authentication on any operating system is useless against someone with physical access to the machine. They can just reset the password using bootable media and gain access to the system. The method above I suggest using with a truecrypt container for the personal documents and sensitive data on one's machine. If they get logged in - they still won't have access to that data.
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Guess I won't be buying any fingerprint sensor. mad.gif
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Guess I won't be buying any fingerprint sensor. mad.gif

it seems to me like no matter how good of one you buy they all sort of have the same security flaws. if security isn't what your after but, say convince (like swipe to logono) then i'd guess which ever ones are the mos reliable/can read finger prints the fastest and the best. idk what models those would be.
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it seems to me like no matter how good of one you buy they all sort of have the same security flaws. if security isn't what your after but, say convince (like swipe to logono) then i'd guess which ever ones are the mos reliable/can read finger prints the fastest and the best. idk what models those would be.

Indeed, if its just ease of authentication (i.e. to make it faster to logon but make it inaccessible to the average person [your teenage son, for example] then grab one of the average run of the mill usb ones. Swipe readers tend to be more reliable/faster than stationary readers.
    
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