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Discussion in 'iMac' started by Nick12945, Aug 20, 2007.
Is it possible?
I don't think so, though there may be a third party solution, as Apple doesn't include them on its computers...
I don't think there's even a 3rd party solution for this, I haven't been able to find one at all.
So as far as I know, no it's not possible.
Ok, thanks. I'm kinda disappointed now.
Any particular reason why you want it? I have it on a PC notebook and I've found it to be nothing more than an unreliable gimmick. From what I understand, it's less secure than a long password (and unless you're using encryption or accessing secured network resources, futile).
This person seems to have it working for his internal fingerprint scanner mod, so it might be possible.
I log onto my computer using the isight coupled with a password. The isight scans characteristics of the eye including shape, color, etc. and lets the user into the system assuming that the characteristics match with what's setup in the system (user determined).
It's effing brilliant. And I invented it. Or just made it up. Can't remember.
actually I don't think that you made it up or invented it, if you are talking about retinal scans, but I don't know if there is any way to do that with the iSight.
That's what i'm talking about. Retina scans to login to OS X. I actually wrote a program that does it. It isn't actually a retina scan as the iSight doesn't actually do that. But it accounts for eye color and eye shape and another feature that I can't disclose. About to sell the software and retire.
Yeah... I would be very surprised if the iSight could get a good enough grab of eye details without a macro lens. OTOH, there are things like this.
And I get criticized for poorly formed sarcasm, btw? WTF?
Why would you want to use one? They aren't safe. Didn't you see that myth buster episode?
Ok, I've been deterred. nvm then
I think he only got it working on the windows side, not the os x.
He said in the comments that it worked on both sides.
Ah yeah, didn't see that. Apparently it's a sony job from what I can make out, so that's something to look up if you want a fingerprint scanner solution.
I saw a program somewhere on the internet, its free to use. It uses the camera to log you back on by checking for key characteristics in her face. If someone who is not you sits down, the computer will not unlock
UPEK's Eikon Digital Privacy Manager can do that, check it out here: