Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm looking for a biometric (means it reads fingerprints) USB flash drive that allows 10+ users' to access with their fingerprints.

I need this to store sensitive data to which our support team is allowed to access. This will prevent us from storing passwords on any local machine and allow us to store passwords in a file that only those that are authorized can access.

share|improve this question
Please consider using PKCS11 smart cards instead of passwords - a biometric but unencrypted USB drive, like just about every one on the market, is no more secure than a password file. – Borealid Aug 11 '10 at 15:13
@Borealid is right... A heavily encrypted password file is probably even more secure than an unencrypted USB drive with fingerprint technology... – BloodPhilia Aug 11 '10 at 19:00
up vote 2 down vote accepted

My first find was : XMicro Biometric USB Fingerprint Flash Drive 1GB, although it supports only up to 10 fingerprint templates.

Going further, I found that a simple query on will give a list of 15 USB fingerprint readers, which will take too much space to reproduce here (although not all are Flash and not all of them fulfill all the requirements).

For the fun of it, here is from the above list the Victorinox Secure 16GB USB Fingerprint, which probably does more functions than you imagined :


share|improve this answer
who needs biometrics when you have a knife! – warren Aug 11 '10 at 18:27
yea, the knife seems to be exactly the missing piece from the horror story about biometrics and cut fingers :D – vtest Aug 11 '10 at 20:38

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .