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A fingerprint in its narrow sense is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger. In the larger sense, it is any pattern of physical or digital nature that serves as identifier.

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Install unstable fingerprint sensor EgisTec-EH575 Fedora

I recently installed Fedora on my Acer Swift 3 (SF314-511) and everything is working fine, except the fingerprint sensor. It seems there is no stable driver for it, but I managed to find an ...
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Windows 11 Home: Windows Hello and Delay Lock Interval

Am I correct to conclude that if I want to use a fingerprint for sign-in to a laptop using Windows 11 Home, I have to enable Windows Hello; and by doing that, I no longer can have any control over ...
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Configure Windows Hello to allow Login only with PIN not fingerprint

In light of the recently discovered flaws with fingerprint readers, I want to configure Windows Hello to allow Login/Unlock of Locked Computer only with PIN and not using fingerprint. When logged in/...
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Enable Fingerprint but still set Require Sign in to NEVER

Just installed Windows 10 Pro 22H2. OK maybe this makes no sense what I am trying to do but... Can I set up Windows Hello Fingerprint AND set "Require sign-in" to NEVER? My question is ...
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More than one Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint readers?

I have a working fingerprint reader in Windows Hello. If I wish to add another Windows Hello capable fingerprint reader to Windows, will both work? Or do I definitely have to disable one to use the ...
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fingerprint recognition and windows hello stopped working on windows 11

After updating to WIN 11 my fingerprint recognition stopped working. I've tried: -updating the driver. -re-installing the driver. -edit registry values. -disabling and re-enabling the driver. -changed ...
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Win11 Fingerprint scanner stopped working

My Aorus laptop recently got a failed fan replaced, but since then the fingerprint scanner stopped working. It's showing not compatible with Windows Hello Fingerprint. It's also not showing up in ...
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How to Verify Fingerprint of a .gpg File

I was following this instruction to install VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 20.04 LTS machine. As per instruction I registered the public key: wget -O- https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc ...
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Unable to install python-fingerprint module o Raspberry Pi OS

I am trying to install python-fingerprint module on Raspberry Pi OS.previously I installed same on raspbian os.It works with same command sudo apt-get install python-fingerprint But now it failed with ...
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Is it safe to push a git repository with SSH to a server instance?

My goal is to push a Git repository with SSH onto a server instance on a new hosting service. I am following the documentation of the new hosting service, and one of the steps is: git remote add xyz $...
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When is a new SSH host key generated?

I copied an EC2 instance from an AMI image and brought it back up. After that I had to remove the entry in my known_hosts file because the SSH host key fingerprint changed. However, I thought that the ...
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Can I remove the PIN from windows while keeping my fingerprint and password?

I set up a password for my windows 10 user, which is a local (non Microsoft) user. My laptop has a fingerprint reader, so I enabled the fingerprint login. However, windows prompts me to add a PIN as a ...
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How to lock and unlock VMware or VirtualBox VMs with a fingerprint device?

Is it possible to lock and unlock VMs in VirtualBox or VMware using a fingerprint device in Linux? I know that VMware's latest versions supports virtual TPM, but i want to encrypt and unlock the ...
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How to use fingerprint reader to unlock password protected GPG key?

I'm using my laptop's fingerprint reader to unlock computer and for sudo. I also use a GPG key with password to sign my git commits. Is there a way to have the GPG key be unlocked with fingerprint? ...
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After reinstalling linux on the framwork laptop the fingerprint reader in not behaving properly

I installed Fedora 35 on the framework laptop and set up fingerprint reader for login and sudo. The for some reason I formatted the laptop and installed Fedora 35 again. Then strange behavior started: ...
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How to access/mount a Windows USB device in WSL

In my Windows 10 host OS, I have a biometric USB device (a Fingerprint Scanner) installed: ❯ GET-CimInstance -query "SELECT * from Win32_PNPEntity where PNPClass = 'Biometric'" Caption ...
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Use fingerprint login without pin

At the Windows 10 (21H1 build 19043.1266) login, I select fingerprint login. I touch the fingerprint reader and the login prompt says "Your pin is required to sign in". How do I change the ...
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Fingerprint reader doesn't work after upgrade to WIN10 20H2

Problem: Fingerprint sensor doesn't have light/doesn't work/windows hello FP setup won't work. What I've done: Installed new SSD but didn't copy any data from the old HDD (fresh WIN10 install). ...
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Windows 10: allow UAC require fingerprint but disable it on login

Is there a way to disable a fingerprint login for the administrator but leave this possibility enabled in an UAC prompt in Windows 10? After reading this topic, I've set a value of 1 in the ...
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How to remote access and send my fingerprint

I'm currently using TeamViewer to access a computer from a different network, I'm working at home and the computer is in my office work. The problem is I'm using software and I need to scan my ...
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W10: Fingerprint reader degraded accuracy

I have a Windows 10 Lenovo Laptop that has a "Synaptics UWP WBDI" Fingerprint reader, all drivers and firmware versions are up to date. I'd register my fingerprints with Windows Hello and ...
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How can I permanently uninstall the fingerprint driver in Windows 10?

Whenever I uninstall it, it comes back when I reboot, and I'd like to make it gone forever. Googling for a while hasn't turned up anything -- I'm only finding threads about rolling back or temporarily ...
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GPO to enable Windows Hello Face Recog. and Fingerprint but no PIN

How can I configure GPO to enable Windows Hello Face recog. and fingerprint but without PIN?
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windows 10 fingerprint: sorry, something went wrong

I have HP envy with a fingerprint reader. Few months ago, the reader was working fine, but then it suddenly stopped. I went to the settings to set up it again, and the windows showed me the following ...
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Windows 10 retrain existing fingerprint (or, advanced settings?)

I want to retrain a fingerprint on the fingerprint scanner on my Windows 10 laptop, but when I go to Settings → Sign-In Options → Windows Hello Fingerprint, the only buttons are Add Another and Remove,...
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Fingerprint scanner doesn't work

I reinstalled windows 10 pro on my laptop, an Asus VivoBook s430fn with an i7, MX150 2gb 1tb hdd, 8gb ram. When I went in sign-in options I tried to set up a fingerprint but it said that it couldn't ...
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Biometric fingerprint reader not recognized on Windows 10

I bought a fingerprint reader to equip 10 workstations on Windows 10 in a small company. It's this one "Benss Fingerprint Reader for Windows 10, Windows Hello Fingerprint USB Security Key, 360 ...
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How to use a Fingerprint Sensor to Login to windows programs that ask for a username and password?

There are Windows programs that ask for a username and password but don't allow alternatives like Fingerprint login. In my specific case, i have a POS (Point of Sales) that needs to be used by ...
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How to prevent leakage of installed Chrome Browser extensions?

Basis for my question is this study: https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/usenixsecurity17/sec17-sanchez-rola.pdf Relevant quotes from the study: "The extension detection works by ...
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Can't enroll finger print with Windows Hello

I have a HP ProBook 4540s running Windows 10 Pro and I can't enroll my fingerprint. It allows me to start registering my fingerprint: But it always gets stuck there. The driver is installed. Any ...
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Macbook Pro 2020 Fingerprint sensor not working in Windows 10 Pro x64 Bootcamp

The fingerprint sensor (which doubles in as the power button) on the new Macbook Pro dones't get detected in Windows 10 Pro x64 Bootcamp partition. I checked the Device Manager and the Fingerprint ...
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Can you save fingerprint from fingerprint sensor usually found in laptops and smartphone?

Is it possible to save a jpg of fingerprint, right now fingerprint sensors found in laptops and mobiles are used to unlock them.
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Finding windows computer hardware model from sniffing

Do any of you know a way to find out a computer specific model (eg: Lenovo ThinkPad e490, Dell XPS 13 9380) running windows os, passively, only by sniffing the data the computer sends and receives?
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Is there a registry value for number of Windows Hello fingerprint sign-in attempts?

The fingerprint reader on my Lenovo X1 Yoga is very poor, and often does not recognize me. Since Windows Hello only allows 3 attempts, I often have to enter my PIN/Password instead. Is there a ...
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How to use fingerprint reader on Debian 10 to login as root and login session?

I have Debian 10, and a fingerprint reader. I am able to use with fprintd-enroll => add a finger print fprintd-verify => test the previously added finger print fprintd-list $(whoami) => show my ...
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How to Ensure SSH Server's Authenticity by Providing a Fingerprint to the SSH Client?

Problem: When connecting the first time to an SSH server, the OpenSSH Client asks one to confirm the server's authenticity by checking its fingerprint: $ ssh -o UserKnownHostsFile="/tmp/authtest" -o ...
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What is the new Firefox fingerprinter settings feature doing?

Firefox has a new function called fingerprinter (settings under privacy). I know what fingerprinting means, but what is Firefox doing exactly when this feature is activated? What data is being ...
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Can SSH(SFTP) server have multiple fingerprints?

I am creating automated SFTP-client with Java and I need of course to save the server SSH fingerprint for each server but is it possible that the server has two or more unique fingerprints? Is it ...
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Can I use a USB fingerprint reader to unlock bitlocker on Windows 10 Pro?

I'd like to use a USB fingerprint reader to authenticate with bitlocker - i.e. unlock my machine when bitlocker password request screen is shown when booting into Windows. Something like a tiny ...
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Fix "REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!" at server side

Note that the question is to fix the "REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!" problem at server side. I know the implication and I know exactly what I'm doing -- I'm reinstalling/upgrading my ...
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Is the fingerprint scanner of HP laptops such as the ProBook 430 G2 simply incompatible with current Windows versions?

I recently bought a refurbished HP ProBook 430 G2 in Japan. It feels new and I'm very happy with it. I believe this model was originally sold with Windows 8 or 8.1 but it had a fresh install of ...
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How to disable a usb device on boot?

My laptop has a fingerprint sensor which is broken. Boot up proceess become very slow because linux failed to initialize the device and I can not shutdown the system properly. Here is the system ...
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How to enable fingerprint sensor while in domain and linux active directory

In my office we have a Linux based server (nethserver) which handles stuff like samba share, DHCP, and newly added: active directory (for our Windows clients) etc. Now because of the lack of security ...
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Why don't consumer laptops come with swipe fingerprint sensors anymore? [closed]

During the era of Windows Vista and 7, just about every laptop sold to consumers where I live, from lower-end "multimedia" home PCs to higher-end machines, would have a swipe fingerprint sensor, where ...
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How can I block HTML Canvas fingerprinting in Firefox via permissions?

I ran a Canvas fingerprinting browser test and noticed that I am susceptible to Canvas fingerprinting in Firefox 66. This was a surprise to me, as I had read several announcements declaring that ...
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Fingerprint stopped working after password changed

Usually, I log in as 'normal' user. I also have an administrator account, for which I have set up a fingerprint to log in. If I need to run some application with elevated privileges, and Windows asks ...
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Using external fingerprint scanner to login to Windows 10

I have Dell XPS 15 L502X, 2011 edition. I also have a fingerprint scanner Nitgen Fingkey Hamster HFDU01. I have installed biometric scanner drivers and ran the its diagnostic utility, in which I am ...
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How to compute GitLab deploy key fingerprint from ssh key-pair

When viewing Deploy Keys in a GitLab repository's setting, the keys have a "name" and also some kind of fingerprint. The fingerprint looks like this: 2b:be:a7:7f:44:64:89:8d:e3:f7:ea:3c:12:c9:e5:e7 ...
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Is the fingerprint logon for Windows Hello reader specific?

I cannot login to windows using a fingerprint reader different from the one I setup my fingerprint on. Is the fingerprint captured on one reader not compatible with another? I have one reader that ...
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Windows 10 Home (no Group Policy Editor) unable to use finger print scanner with Windows Hello

I've searched the Internet (and this site) for how to enable the fingerprint scanner on my HP Envy 15 laptop. I got this laptop cheap, and it only came with Windows 8.1 Home, which I upgraded to ...
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