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Windows 7: Fingerprint Reader - Secure or not?

17 Oct 2010   #1
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
Fingerprint Reader - Secure or not?

I've heard that laptop fingerprint readers are not all that secure and sometimes a false positive can occur and let in someone even though their fingerprint really is not registered. Is this true?


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17 Oct 2010   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Yes.
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17 Oct 2010   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920 View Post
I've heard that laptop fingerprint readers are not all that secure and sometimes a false positive can occur and let in someone even though their fingerprint really is not registered. Is this true?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Yes.
I agree with Dinesh.
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