Discussion in 'Computers' started by Mistoffelees, Aug 23, 2018.
Scanning fingerprints, facial and/or voice recognition, etc are means of biometric identification.
Biometrics tell your computer it’s you - so they allow it to use stored passwords, credit cards, address information
But it can’t use information it doesn’t have - so if you buy a new computer you have to give it the information so it can use it.
I still don’t get it. If I could use a fingerprint to login on, say, Nexopia, I could login on any computer, as long as it has a fingerprint scanner.
The computer stores two things - the fingerprint data and the password, when you go to login and touch the fingerprint reader, it verified it’s you and pulls the password from the database on the computer.
Unfortunately the website doesn’t store the fingerprint information, the computer does - so if you change computers, the new one won’t have that information
That is unnecessarily complicated imho. We should get rid of passwords completely
We should, they’re a lousy way to access stuff
Unfortunately there’s no real way to secure everything with better methods, you’d need an online repository for credentials and biometric data, and with the way security is now it would get hacked and everyone’s information would be completely compromised. At least with the system we have now everything is split up in a million different places and hacks tend to only affect a small number of people on specific sites
Did you try turning it off and then on again?
Sorry that's all I know how to do
I can do a lot with a computer and have no problem (most of the time) following directions to fix it. Just this time, all the "fixes" were thwarted by the computer failing to cooperate. I mean, you can't reset the hard drive to factory settings if the computer keeps stopping in the middle of it and undoing all the changes. I swear it was like having HAL in control.
I make friends with powwow that can do things I can't. ie: mechanical and computer shit
Unfortunately, the friend that I had that could do all of that passed away several years ago and my go-to computer guy lives in North Carolina and I am now in Louisiana...way to far for me to travel to bring it to him. Looks like I am going to have to find someone around here.
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