DDR-PIII said:its good security for a laptop though if someone steals your toy its locked by the FPR probably away around it though... like everything else... and if your taking the laptop for infomatinf offa the hdd and nothing else just take the hdd out and have it set as a slave in another l/t and get what u want right ?
DDR-PIII said:yes it would be cool even on a home PC i dunno why anyone would have one on a home PC but its still be cool
Kaneda said:theres one problem with that, essentially your fingerprint is left behind Everywhere... meaning on that machine Also! so what if i just put on my trusty surgical glove shine something on that to see the grease print from your burly paw, and give it a nice press. and there im done. waste of money, as easy as turning the damn laptop on...
Personally I think it is pretty cool technology, but at the same time I can see some privacy issues entering into it when it is used more widespread.
As far as the privacy issue goes there is no personal data being stored. The fingerprint is imaged and then stored as mathmatical algorithim in the device. If anyone were to compromise the reader unit the information would be of no use to them since the data is encrypted by a strong encryption algorithim. Additionaly most of the biometric devices require some other form of credential for validation of the identity of the user (i.e.: a PIN number or an access control credential of some sort).
crash893 said:how is the goverment having your finger print diffent from them giving you a drivers permit
as for the u.are.u it does most of the things you want
it has a encripton setup for files
it does quick log on
a couple more things look at the webstie