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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:32 am 
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Silex Combo-Mini Fingerprint Scanner Review

January 3, 2005
By Bob Ryan


Computer passwords provide a measure of security only as long as they aren't lost, stolen, forgotten, or hacked. Restricting a PC to one or more authorized users strengthens security, and the Combo-Mini from Silex Technology America does just that.

The $179 Combo-Mini is a fingerprint scanner that fits easily on a keychain (it measures 2.2 by 1.5 by 0.5 inches) and connects to a Windows PC via a USB port. In order to log onto a system, you place your finger onto the scanner, which compares your print with a stored template and allows access only if your fingerprint matches.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:35 am 
What if you lose your finger?


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EmilyB wrote:
What if you lose your finger?


I think you can have more than 1 fingerprint scanned. At least that's the experience I have with the fingerprint scanner I used at work.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:25 pm 
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Then you can also get retina scan

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I've seen those scanners too but I wouldn't have a need for that. Just a simple fingerprint scanner will do the trick for me. I've seen them for less than 70 bucks. UareU is one particular brand.


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I used to sell Compaq fingerprint scanners on eBay, I kept a couple and one's linked up to my XP system - it works nicely and you can store as many as you want. Basically, one for each user, or in my case, index finger for normal account, thumb for administrator account, middle finger for net safe account, and so on...

May not be the quickest (takes a moment to match fingerprints to templates, and can sometimes get an incorrect match if your finger's off-center) but in terms of security, pretty good. You can disable the password login altogether for even greater security.

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I used to work at a restaurant that had a fingerprint scanner for clocking in and clocking out. I thought it did a pretty good job.....no major hangups or anything.
All I want a fingerprint scanner for is so I don't have to type passwords for every website that needs them. It's a pain :twisted: I just think that a scanner would make it easier, not to mention pretty dang cool.


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why not voice recognition as well

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snap355 wrote:
why not voice recognition as well


That sounds like a cool idea. :)


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