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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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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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Using fingerprint to unlock a Windows folder

Is there a way to enable enable Fingerprint unlock on a Windows (10) folder?
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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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How to scare people when they touch my laptop screen?

I would like to discourage people from touching my screen. I have a touch screen laptop, and sometimes people come to explain stuff to me, and point out with their fingers and touch my screen. I ...
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x-gzip token in accept encoding header

The MDN web docs Content-Encoding page says that the x-gzip token is an alias for gzip in the Content-Encoding http header. But the accept-encoding page doesn't mention it. Is there a list of ...
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About Smarthost TLS Fingerprints

How is the smarthost fingerprints determined? Do they depends on only the smarthost, or client as well? I configured my gmail smarthost fingerprint a while back in my old Ubuntu, and it worked well. ...
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Fingerprint sensor disabled by Windows 10 update 1803

I recently installed update 1803 on my HP Windows 10 laptop. The fingerprint sensor stopped working. I don't know if was turned off or disabled or what. Is there a way I can fix it? I found a thread ...
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Tor Browser: How to disable NAG “…attempted to extract HTML5 canvas…”

Constant Nag: "this website (...) attempted to extract HTML5 canvas image data, which may be used to uniquely identify your computer." There's an option to "remember for this site," which has NEVER ...
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Kensington VeriMark fingerprint reader stop working after reboot

I purchased Kensington VeriMark fingerprint reader few day back for adding convince to sign in Windows and other website that use U2F. It first worked after the installation without reboot. Windows ...
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How can I enable my fingerprint reader while Windows is unlocked and find out when it's touched?

I bought a fingerprint reader, and it works great for unlocking my PC, but I'd like to lock it with the same gesture. Is there any way I can make my reader respond to input while Windows is unlocked ...
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New to powershell and my foreach keeps failing. Trying to iterate over a list of cert files but it fails. Probably simple

Problem: When I import a cert individually, outside of a foreach, it prints the thumbprint as needed; however, I need to iterate through a list of .cer files on a fileshare so that I can run them ...
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Windows 10 fingerprint logon - unable to login to local after logging to domain account

When I log in to my computer using fingerprint without issue if the account is the domain one. However, if I want to log onto local account I get error "windows couldn't sign you in. Your credentials ...
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Browser Fingerprinting - Change Timezone to 'Not Specified'

According to https://amiunique.org/stats, 17.3% of their traffic's Timezone as detected by Javascript is 'Not Specified'. I looked in my OS Timezone settings and there isn't a way to disable it. ...
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Fingerprint scanner on Windows 7

I have a couple of Fingerprint scanners (for example the EgisTek 603) which I originally bought for windows 7. I stopped using them a few years ago and lost the keys that came with the software. Now,...
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