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Other uses for Fingerprint Sensors?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So Ya boi just got a new laptop and I noticed that it has a finger print sensor. The laptop is the MSI PS42 and the sensor is the Synaptics WBDI reader USB 086. I wanted to see if I could use it for anything else. I have always been one for high security. I was thinking extra security on certain files and apps. IDK I just want to use it for other stuff bc its cool. No judgeeees plz thnx.


idk tbh

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Pretty sure you can 2FA lastpass with it for example. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, FloRolf said:

Pretty sure you can 2FA lastpass with it for example. 

I will take a look into that. I dont really use last pass but I will see if it is worth it


idk tbh

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My lenovo E540 has a fingerprint sensor and it's trash. 

 

It's also entirely possible fingerprint sensors have improved since 2013.

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21 minutes ago, SwagMaestro said:

You can bind each fingerprint to an action, like launching an app. I used Lenovo fingerperint utility but I think it works for every brand

Whaaaaaat? That's crazy! 

 

Does anyone know a good USB Fingerprint reader that I can use separately on a PC? 


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GTX 780 DCU2 // 8600GTS // Hifiman HE-400i // Kennerton Magister
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2 minutes ago, FloRolf said:

Whaaaaaat? That's crazy! 

 

Does anyone know a good USB Fingerprint reader that I can use separately on a PC? 

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If you are high on security don't use finger print sensors:

they are cracked

they are as good of a protection as no password against the police

 

In case you are still high on security you can bind actions to it for example a password manager or a fast swap between user.

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