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By luckyher ·
what do you think about the finger print security replace the password? will this be safe and secure a hundred percent plus for an internet user...as well as business...? is the finger print will work for all of us and safe...how does it work and how secure it will be? how much will it be cost to use the devices and which products is the best for me as a costomer?

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by Al Macintyre In reply to finger print?

I have seen too many movies in which the bad guys cut off someone's hand, or other body part to use them for biometrics through security.

I can understand using biometrics inside a facility, like at a bank to identify who is cashing a check, whencombined with security camera mug shot, or inside a work place where your voice activates the computer, except when you have a cold & sore throat & it does not recognize you as you.

But if some gadget on my home computer claims that it is really me, then a hacker can spoof the signal & also claim to be me, having copied the signal that is me.

My understanding is that the technology runs around $100.00 for this thing you stick your finger in beside your PC. I personally prefer the little camera beside the PC that has the dual purpose of teleconferencing & security checking, except when I am at home in the nude ... I don't bother to get decent unless I expect guests or need to leave home.

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by luckyher In reply to finger print?

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by Koan Me In reply to finger print?

Some of the cheaper devices in use today have actually been spoofed simply by shinning a flashlight on them. It seems that the authorized user leaves his fingerprint on the scanning surface (from body oils), and it will actually read the fingerprintas the finger.

You shouldn't have to worry about this, or the feared "finger cutter" too much though. The better devices employ a biofeedback feature, which requires that the finger have things like a pulse or skin galvanic response.

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by th In reply to finger print?

A time ago, people thought that Passwords was a good way to protect their critical data. Today we know that this is not enough

Nothing is perfect, principally in the Computer World. I know, like many many other people, that Fingerprints (and other devices) can have holes. And I know that many people will work to find and exploit this holes.

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by rcain In reply to finger print?

I don't think that it should replace the password. I think it should be used in combination with the password. In combination that would at least give you two layers of authentication. There is always a way around security devices no matter how goodthey are. Someone with way too much time on their hands will find that way sooner or later.

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by neal In reply to finger print?

As a computer security designer, there are three types of person intent upon accessing your machine and/or data

1: the opportunist or casual thief / interloper

A simple password or even a sceeensaver will probably deter this sort - they have only passing interest in your information and equipment and have no real intent in using it for ill gotten gains - ecenpt for those able ot steal your laptop or PC.

2: The Clued-Up Crook

These have a greater level of skill, courage or determination to access your equipment and will circumvent Windows passwords but will have an equally more specific reason to access your PC. More reason = More effort

3: The Organised Thief - Geek

These are quite prepared to go to complex and risky methods to access your PC and their intentions are absolutely clear- they are tooled up to do a lot of harm.

Unfortunately, most security devices and software is designed to deter categories 1, some category 2 and very few category 3.

A rule of thumb would be to assses

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