Fingerprint Authentication

Alin-Adrian Anton aanton at
Fri May 5 13:34:07 UTC 2006

Fredrik Lindberg wrote:
> But that would sort of defeat the whole purpose of biometric 
> authentication and you could really just use public keys instead
> which would be a lot faster and easier than scanning your finger
> at each login. :)

Unless you locally encrypt your private key with information gathered by 
the fingerprint reader, as a "password".

One can scan his finger only once, at first login, or when the system boots.

Passwords are still considered a bit more safe then a fingerprint reader 
(as far as I know).

Alin-Adrian Anton
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