Log into Tiger with fingerprint scanner?


Eraserhead

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I don't think so, though there may be a third party solution, as Apple doesn't include them on its computers...
 

Osarkon

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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.
 

jf8

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Aug 8, 2007
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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).
 

ClassicBean

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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.
 

0007776

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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.
 

ClassicBean

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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.
 

mkrishnan

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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.
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? :D
 

blueicedj

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Jul 11, 2007
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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