[CS-FSLUG] Fingerprint system

Vincent Danen vdanen at linsec.ca
Tue Sep 25 00:34:09 CDT 2007

* Greg Slade <grgaslists at rogers.com> [2007-09-24 21:45:22 -0700]:

>> I have had 3 laptops over the last few years with
>> fingerprint scanners. They're actually quite nice, because
>> I can set some abhorent password that I don't really need
>> to remember, because I swipe my finger to login.  And no
>> one else can get into my stuff as a result.
>Actually, while biometrics are all the rage, they're apparently not all 
>that accurate. I've read that all you need to fool the fingerprint 
>scanners built into laptops is some Silly Putty. So if you can set your 
>laptop to require *both* a fingerprint *and* a password, that would 
>certainly be more secure.

Hmmm... really?  But does *my* fingerprint need to be on the silly
putty?  Or just silly putty on it's own?

Vincent Danen @ http://linsec.ca/

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