New IBM Thinkpad includes biometrics

J.A. Terranson measl at
Wed Oct 20 03:58:21 EDT 2004

On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, Anton Stiglic wrote:

> 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.
> --Anton

The company I'm currently associated with (United Forensics) is currently
working on this very question - I'll let everyone know when we have an


J.A. Terranson
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