Here's our Hardware Tip for.. March 26, 2004
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False Negatives from Biometric Security
Before you buy a biometric fingerprint scanner for your PC, you should be aware that this technology isn't perfect yet. The oil on your finger, the position of your finger, and the inaccuracy of scans and the security software make for a fair number of false negatives--meaning that you can't access your own computer. Usually you can get through the security with just a couple of tries, but those wasted attempts can be very frustrating.