Fingerprint Scanners on notebooks

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  1. JayGee

    JayGee OT Supporter

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    Working on getting a Thinkpad X61 but debating if I should get a fingerprint reader.
    What is the benefit other than it taking up space and helping out the lazy?
     
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    security?
     
  3. JayGee

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    What about it though? Can't you just type it?
     
  4. copiertalk

    copiertalk Secure Our Borders! OT Supporter

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    I find mine useless. It sits there and I have no use for it at all. Everypne I know with the same laptop has had to have it returned to get it fixed so they could use their computer again. I honestly do not know, we only have one brand and one model, so I do not know how all of them work.
     
  5. Doomsday

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    well for one thing,... a thief or someone you know might guess your password.
    with the reader, they have to cut your fingers to use the laptop :mamoru:

    it's just really to simplify things. it can handle security while loading personal settings as well. all that in one print scan.

    imo, it's just a waste of money.
     
  6. JayGee

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    I'm just debating it because the X61 is so small so it would just waste space.
     
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    If you get a tablet PC, the fingerprint reader is convenient for logging in without opening the keyboard.
     
  8. JayGee

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    It's a $25 option but just seems out of place:
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    you're a fool to not get it. It doesn't take ANY space. If you don't get it, the laptop doesn't become any smaller. It uses space that would otherwise be wasted, anyway.


    GET IT! It's faster than passwords, and more secure, too.
     
  10. JayGee

    JayGee OT Supporter

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    Fair enough.
    Lenovo has been absolute shit with orders recently though.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    yea, sucks that they're building quality and not shipping an inferior product while compaines like dell cut corners to get orders out.
     
  12. JayGee

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    4-5 months for an order to be delivered and non responsive sales reps is unacceptable.
     
  13. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    hush you...don't you know that speaking out against IBM in this subforum is blasphemy??
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    where the FUCK are you hearing 4-5 months?

    I only recall ONE complaint about approximately ONE month, and the order was probably highly-custom.



     
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    that quote made is sound like 2 months?
     
  16. Conrad Metcalf

    Conrad Metcalf Private Inquisitor

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    What is to stop someone from stealing the laptop, pulling out the harddrive
    and scanning the partition to get whatever data there is to steal?

    Confidential data dosen't belong on laptops. If someone can't remember
    a password, they shouldn't be messing around with confidential data.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    Are you 12? You obviously don't work IT in a real corporation.
     
  18. JayGee

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    Whenever they complain, they come to you?

    Here's a link to Lenovo's blog:
    http://www.lenovoblogs.com/insidethebox/?p=84

    There are about 1500 additional complaints to your one.
     
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    On some computers you can use the fingerprint reader to scroll:eek3:
     
  20. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Which is the stupidest feature I've ever heard of since I can't remember the last touchpad I used that didn't have this feature already.
     
  21. mace

    mace i don't read

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    who uses a password to login anyway?
     
  22. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Do you mean who authenticates to login? Because if that's what you're asking - EVERY FUCKING PERSON IN THE CORPORATE WORLD DOES.
     
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    twofaze H.N.I.C.

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    That's what I was thinking....

    once I have the laptop in my possession I just take out the HD and put it into an external case, change it's properties, and copy what I want....

    I had to do this before 'cause my desktop wouldn't boot and my folders were password protected...

    it's nice what you can learn off the internet....
     
  24. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    You can also encrypt your data with the fingerprint reader, which goes beyond NTFS security.
     
  25. Shinigami

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    thats why the ASUS fingerprint reader is awesome, as it doubles as the touchpad scroll, which is both convenient and dont look out of place
     

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