Google adds fingerprint scanner compatibility in Chrome beta

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    Better late than never I guess. I feel like fingerprint scanners on desktops and laptops have been losing popularity over the years.
     
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    I used to do Bio Metric scanners for companies. They are not secure, I will never trust one, putting your fingerprints digital on the Internet is NOT a good idea. Gives a whole new way of stealing someones identity. Its a file that can be hacked, I know these things.

    Another note, every single company that implemented Bio Metrics, removed it for security reasons.
     
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    If you have a swipe-style fingerprint reader on a device with no smooth surfaces, those are generally pretty secure. You could spoof one if you really wanted to, but they're not that bad overall. However, the tap-based fingerprint readers are practically useless in a security perspective. It doesn't take much effort at all to spoof those.
     

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    could you cut off someone's finger and scan it? :p
     
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    If it's still fresh, yes, but at that point you've got bigger things to worry about hahaha.
     
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    you have to reverse the fingerprint?
     

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