Re: Linux-compatible OEM fingerprint reader

From: Gerhard Hoogterp (gerhard_at_frappe.xs4all.nl)
Date: 12/03/03


Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 22:43:35 +0100

Måns Rullgård wrote:

>> I'm not the OP, but I'd be interesting to know if anyone has
>> successfully used a fingerprint reader as a way to log in under Linux.
>> Now *that* would be cool!.
>
> Possibly, and also insecure. I read about someone who had managed to
> lift a fingerprint from a reader, make a rubber finger, and have the
> reader verify it. Using fingerprints for authentication is almost
> like writing your password on the keyboard.

Maybe this is the information you are refering too?

http://heise.de/ct/english/02/11/114/