New IBM Thinkpad includes biometrics

Anton Stiglic astiglic at
Wed Oct 13 22:10:06 EDT 2004

I wonder how well it can counter the attacks discussed by researchers in the
last few years.  Like reactivating a fingerprint authentication by breathing
on the sensor's surface containing residue fat traces of the finger, or
placing a bag of water.  Or the jelly finger trick.
The biometric authentication might very well make the laptop less secure
than password-based authentication.


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