Yenya's World

Tue, 22 Jan 2008

Fingerprint Reader

I have got a cheap fingerprint reader (thanks Juraj!) and I have played a bit with it:

UPEK Fingerprint Reader

(image from this article). It is an USB device, and it works surprisingly well with Linux. There is a comprehensive HOWTO available, but I will try to summarize steps needed for Fedora Linux:

So far I think this technology is interesting, even though it is not always 100 % reliable. It is however usable for local logins only. It would be nice if more local apps such as ssh-askpass or Revelation can use it.

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