Laptop Fingerprint Sensor/Reader
Why should I use fingerprint sensor? How does it work?
Which laptops have a fingerprint sensor?
Fingerprint sensors can be found on certain laptop models from all major PC manufacturers, typically on business models but more and more on consumer models.
Where is it located? What does it look like?
Fingerprint sensors are usually located in a laptop’s palmrest or between the trackpad buttons. Most laptop fingerprint sensors are thin strips the width of a finger called “swipe sensors”. Some laptops have larger rectangular sensors called “touch sensors”.
Why should I use it?
In addition to helping you protect information both on the laptop and accessed by your laptop, fingerprint sensors make it easier to login to your laptop and access password-protected websites.
How does it work?
First you enroll by swiping or touching the fingerprint sensor. Then you verify by swiping or touching the fingerprint sensor again. If there's a match, then software allows you to login to Windows, replay your website passwords, encrypt files, etc.
How can I start using it?
Launch software that works with fingerprint sensors, typically included on laptops with fingerprint sensors.
Where can I get software?
To learn more about downloadable software that works with many laptop fingerprint sensors, click here
Where can I get the latest drivers?
Drivers for many fingerprint sensors can be downloaded here
Why do I have trouble using it?
It often helps to learn optimal finger swiping technique
and then re-enrolling your finger.
Can't fingerprint sensors be fooled?
Some fingerprint sensors using older technology have been fooled in lab environments, however newer fingerprint sensors have “anti-spoofing” technology. To read more about biometric myths, click here
What happens to my fingerprint?
Laptop fingerprint sensors typically grab an image of your fingerprint, convert it to a “template” and then discard the fingerprint image. A template cannot be used to recreate a fingerprint image.
Where can I get a fingerprint sensor USB peripheral?
To learn about the Eikon fingerprint reader, click here
Created on 4/18/2012 7:10:46 AM