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Old 08-29-2006, 11:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Dot think I would want to have to do that at any event..

Its different for my own use, and if given the choice to make things easier in the office, its a good one. If my boss required it for some reason, then I would have to strongly object.
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Old 08-29-2006, 11:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm not sure exactly how I feel about it myself, Azzy. Just haven't had time to think it through. At first it sounds good, a fast way to check-in at the games. Of course, they could issue a barcode on the season passes/three game passes and a scanner for those folks to check in quickly as a perk. They could also email a confirmation number with a scannable barcode for preregistration as well. Even a PIN code for each player, for crying out loud!

I'm going on a gut instinct that it's not good to let someone relatively unknown to you and not a government agency have a digital copy of your fingerprint(s). Maybe that's just the paranoid security freak in me coming out, but just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you...
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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And what is going to done with a digital copy of your fingerprint? You know you leave analog copies of your fingerprint all over the damn place don't you???



The fuzz have had analog copies of my fingerprints since I visited the police station with the rest of my first grade class on a field-trip. Nothing vile or unconstitutional has happened to me yet.
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Something about giving my boss or some paintball field the equivilent of my pin number just doesnt sit well.
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:53 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Many new Thinkpads have the biometric scanners built-in. They can be configured to control BIOS POST, setup, and multiple Windows logon accounts. Neat stuff.
They come on all the new T60's I'm getting in now.
I played around w/ them a bit, interesting, and better than some previous ones we tested, but still not 100% consistent.

We do use them widly on our Bloomberg terminals.
(That's bloombergs only option for a single person using their license at multiple locations.)

I've seen some of our traders have to scan in 3 or 4 times before getting a good signon.

Not to bash the technology completely, but after having some experience with several types of bio-metrics, I've come to the conclusion that it just isn't there yet.

Back to Azzy's original requirement, the biometric devices are really intended for either ultra-secure facilities, or to secure a device which can be physically accessed by lots of people. Even our overly-secured network doesn't fall into either of those categories.
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Old 08-30-2006, 11:59 AM   #16 (permalink)
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"Accessed by lots of people"

Might as well put 1/2 these machines outside with a sign that says free internet...

Ive caught one of our installers surfing the net on the domain controller once

password Pez indeed... at least now all the higer passwords are "l33t" speak types, hard for mostly everyone to remember.

(I just dont like typing them all the time )
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Old 08-30-2006, 12:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I feel the pain Azzy....our passwords are rediculous here, you can actually sprain a finger trying to type the key combinations! Better than the alternative though.

Oops, I should have provided this earlier in the thread:
http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/
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And what is going to done with a digital copy of your fingerprint? You know you leave analog copies of your fingerprint all over the damn place don't you???



The fuzz have had analog copies of my fingerprints since I visited the police station with the rest of my first grade class on a field-trip. Nothing vile or unconstitutional has happened to me yet.
Well, I was waiting for someone to bring that up. Yep, knew that. But think of that fingerprint directly tied to your name, address, other info (credit card info, next of kin, whatever) all on the same computer, and then someone steals that computer. I don't mind the government having my prints (they've had them for a while due to where I work), but the scenario I outlined could happen. Crooks are getting more technologically advanced each day, so why give them something that is directly linked to you and your info?
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Old 08-30-2006, 05:58 PM   #19 (permalink)
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"Accessed by lots of people"
Ive caught one of our installers surfing the net on the domain controller once
Got the blood stains cleaned off the floor yet?
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:08 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I think that's why Im not allowed to open some packages at the office anymore

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