Windows 10: fingerprint readers

  1.    23 Oct 2017 #1

    fingerprint readers


    Hi, I want to install a fingerprint reader to replace numerous passwords but don't know which model to buy and what problems might arise. I have only basic knowledge of the technicalities of computers. I operate on Windows 10. Joncan243
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  2. Posts : 8,300
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       23 Oct 2017 #2

    Hi joncan243.

    While I'm not answering your specific question you might want to also investigate Password Managers. These are software solutions to managing passwords. You remember one very secure password to enter the vault. Some products have automation so they can handle keying. Some use cloud solutions to sync your vault across platforms and some even carry note sections so you can record pesky security questions or URL's to take you to login pages.

    Different people have different opinions of using the cloud for this purpose, I won't wade into that debate.

    Here is an article you may wish to reference. You could then ask the forum their thoughts on products.

    https://www.techspot.com/news/67001-...ty-online.html

    If you use one of these products ensure you back up the vault regularly. I use one and my digital life is within.


    Ken
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  3.    23 Oct 2017 #3

    Unless you live with a bunch of roommates like in a dorm, they can be useful but in your own house, I would say that they are overkill.
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  4. Posts : 8,300
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       23 Oct 2017 #4

    I use mine all the time and because it is with me everywhere I always have access., even when I travel.

    Can't tell you how many times the people I visit have their passwords everywhere or a book sitting on the desk beside them with scratchings that they swear they're going to organize.
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  5.    23 Oct 2017 #5

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    I use mine all the time and because it is with me everywhere I always have access., even when I travel.

    Can't tell you how many times the people I visit have their passwords everywhere or a book sitting on the desk beside them with scratchings that they swear they're going to organize.
    Well you obviously have a Laptop.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       24 Oct 2017 #6

    joncan243 said: View Post
    Hi, I want to install a fingerprint reader to replace numerous passwords but don't know which model to buy and what problems might arise. I have only basic knowledge of the technicalities of computers. I operate on Windows 10. Joncan243
    I am using the following with good results with Windows 10

    https://www.amazon.com/BIO-key-Finge.../dp/B01L7XO5H2
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