Configuration Fingerprint-Reader

Posted: 06-20-2008, 10:41 AM

Hello Friends,

I'm now using a Lenovo T61p with Fingerprint-Reader.
I've now a question to configurate my Vista-Ultimate for using the
Fingerprint-Reader.

I've defined one User-Account, which is used by 2 Persons.

Is it possible to configurate the Fingerprint-Reader to use the common
account by reading two different fingerprints ?

I hope, anybody can help me.

Thanks !!!


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Meinrad

Configuration Fingerprint-Reader


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Bruce Chambers
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Re: Configuration Fingerprint-Reader
Posted: 06-20-2008, 02:46 PM
Meinrad wrote:
> Hello Friends,
>
> I'm now using a Lenovo T61p with Fingerprint-Reader.
> I've now a question to configurate my Vista-Ultimate for using the
> Fingerprint-Reader.
>
> I've defined one User-Account, which is used by 2 Persons.
>
> Is it possible to configurate the Fingerprint-Reader to use the common
> account by reading two different fingerprints ?
>

I should certainly hope not. That is exactly the sort of thing that a
fingerprint reader is expressly designed to prevent.




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Mark H
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Re: Configuration Fingerprint-Reader
Posted: 06-20-2008, 03:22 PM
Fingerprints for security: bad idea.
Fingerprint readers do not encrypt the data between reader and
processing. That means a hacker could capture the information with
"spy-ware" and later access your files or possible login as you with the
data.
You probably touch everything around you: coffee mug, pen, pencil,
paper, phone, computer, etc. Any of which can be used to "get" your
fingerprint and later access your information.
Basically, fingerprint readers are stupid.

Fingerprints for convenience: good idea
If you want to log onto a web-site without user name or password, a
fingerprint will enter the correct user and password for you.
Want to keep wandering eyes from a specific document, password it with a
finger print.
Either of these allow multple users on the same user account while
providing discrete service to the user. None are secure, just convenient.

So, back to the question... can it be configured to accept more than one
fingerprint per user account?
e.g. Team member needs your document for presentation and you are on
vacation. Document is setup to open with either fingerprint.
(Probably not a good example since it currently can't be
assigned two possible passwords either.)


"Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
news:ebSinRu0IHA.3884@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Meinrad wrote:
> > Hello Friends,
> >
> > I'm now using a Lenovo T61p with Fingerprint-Reader.
> > I've now a question to configurate my Vista-Ultimate for using the
> > Fingerprint-Reader.
> >
> > I've defined one User-Account, which is used by 2 Persons.
> >
> > Is it possible to configurate the Fingerprint-Reader to use the common
> > account by reading two different fingerprints ?
> >
>
>
> I should certainly hope not. That is exactly the sort of thing that a
> fingerprint reader is expressly designed to prevent.
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
>
> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
>
> Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand
Russell
>
> The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
> killed a great many philosophers.
> ~ Denis Diderot

 
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