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Many people use passwords and other question methods for extra security for their computers, but ever think of finger printing your computer users?

Finger Print Security Mouse/Scanner
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that's a bit much if you ask me -- still cool though! :lol:
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Great now kids will see "Mission Impossible" and try breaking into thier parrents computer using fingerprinting dust and wax paper :lol:

Very cool, I just wonder what happens if someone breaks the mouse. Does that mean you can't get into your system :?
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I've read several articles about biometric security and it doesn't look very reliable. If I remember correctly fingerprint scanner can be duped using a fingerprint from a gummy bear.
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Hey I watch Alias -- I know lots of ways to recreate prints now :lol:
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Haha, I suppose it isnt 100% reliable, but common.... Its a mouse that takes fingerprints!! :shock:
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hi everybody, I think it is a good idea.
fingerprinting (biometrics) on mouse. In addition, body temperature detection in mouse too? It makes more sense to me this way... :lol:
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how would the mouse scan your print if its curved, would that screw up the optix
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I first saw this technology on TV about 4 or 5 years ago (some home makeover show). It wasn't so reliable back then (but reliable enough, it got it right 9/10 times) - it was the latest thing - but I would imagine that reliability would have improved by now.

I'd go for it if it was cheap enough.
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U saw it on tv 4,5 years ago? ooo. I thought we were just guessing ard..
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Its a spiffy idea, but I doubt its going to be used by very many home computer users. Perhaps big companies will (some already use technology like this) but seriosuly. How many of you have files on your computer that someone would break into your house to steal? Im sure osme of us do, but I for one keep all of my most precious information on paper and CDs in a lock-box. Maybe someday this will become a reality, but its just not that practical right now.
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Smokenjoe wrote:
but seriosuly. How many of you have files on your computer that someone would break into your house to steal?

I got some seriously funny pictures on my computers... Could be a humor adict wanting some laughs :D
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What's next, a mouse that will prick your finger and test your blood sugar ? :lol: .........hmmm
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sly1340 wrote:
how would the mouse scan your print if its curved, would that screw up the optix


Its fixed into the mouse with an indent surrounding it so it lays on a flat surface.
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@joe: nah, the mouse would get all sticky and mess you up on FPS :wink:
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:lol:
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Awww thats wicked!! I want one!!
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madmonk wrote:
hi everybody, I think it is a good idea.
fingerprinting (biometrics) on mouse. In addition, body temperature detection in mouse too? It makes more sense to me this way... :lol:


that would be a good idea but there are times that my hands will NOT melt ice.
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They actually already have a mouse that scans your fingerprints to allow you to move the cursor. It can be used for up to 5 users and can limit time length used for certain users, it is wireless with a recharging station, and it can keep your settings even if it loses power. I found it in one of those magazines the airlines give you to read while your flying. I am going on a flight in a couple weeks and I will try to get the site you can find it at.
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Smokenjoe wrote:
but seriosuly. How many of you have files on your computer that someone would break into your house to steal?

Perhaps the more appropriate question would be....

"But seriously, what kinda burglar is gonna sit around all day tryin' to dupe your fingerprint when he can just rip out the HD and stick it in another machine?" :)

Last I saw, the fingerprint systems were only an alternative to the logon & screensaver passwords. They didn't control access to the filesystem.
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:lol:

Nice, and no joke. It just doesnt make sense. It can protect against nothing truly useful, unless you happen to have a hardrive sealed in 2000 tons of titanium. I personally dont, so its not gonna work for me. To bad, they arent getting MY money!
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I saw something like that on Ebay. I thought it was pretty cool.

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