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Old 06-29-2011, 05:18 AM   #1
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Any recommendations for fingerprint scanners for Windows 7? I've read a lot of models out there don't have drivers to function in Win7. I use strong passwords for all my website logins and even my PC login - it would be nice to have a quick scan. Really surprised these aren't more popular.
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I wouldn't solely rely on a fingerprint scanner (biometrics), it is great from a security standpoint. However because it is a piece of hardware, and hardware fails, files get corrupt. Maybe I'm just a "old school" geek, but I'll take typing a password over using the latter. We use CAC cards at work, and have plenty of issues with certificates getting corrupted for no reason.

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