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Windows 7: Camera login, instead of password?

27 Jan 2012   #1
Czesuaf

Ultimate x64
 
 
Camera login, instead of password?

Hello,
I want to know, is it possible to make me use camera to log-in into my account in w7? Ofc password can be also available in case of broken camera or something. Are there any modifications for it?
Thanks


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27 Jan 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I believe you would need a camera designed for this purpose, that comes with specialized software as well.

From a security standpoint, I can't imagine any reason to want this, and why the password screen is a problem.
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27 Jan 2012   #3
Czesuaf

Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I believe you would need a camera designed for this purpose, that comes with specialized software as well.

From a security standpoint, I can't imagine any reason to want this, and why the password screen is a problem.
Uhm, really I don't know, but if there is (uhm sry for my bad english, dont know the word) a possibility of using your fingerprint to log in (laptops with finger checker/senser [?])
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27 Jan 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is deifnitely possible, as I have seen cameras (usually built-in) to laptops that advertise this feature. The question I have is...why? What if I shave (or grow out a beard) and the camera doesn't recognize me? What if someone who looks similar to me sits down? What if I switch between glasses and contacts? What if a female drastically changes her hair color/style?

All of those would default to just typing in a password...which is very simple...so I never understood the need or desire to find other ways to log in. They all seem so problematic.
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27 Jan 2012   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

deaconfrost is correct , my laptop has this feature with the inbuilt webcam,
the cyberlink you cam software allows you to have this feature,
However it didnt take long to disable it. if the lighting isnt the same as when you took the " password picture" then you have difficulties logging in, also if you dont have your face and head at the same distance and level you will hit trouble too. it is so annoying you will only use it a few times for the novelty.
not something to pay for
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