aanton at spintech.ro
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).
GPG keyID 0x183087BA (B129 E8F4 7B34 15A9 0785 2F7C 5823 ABA0 1830 87BA)
gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 0x183087BA
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