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Intel, Lenovo officially gone to the dogs – with FIDO fingerprint logins

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Vein ID

Making a decoy finger to fool a scanner might be a little harder than fooling a fingerprint reader or retinal scanner, but a 3D printer could be programmed create something out of suitable material with the proper vein pattern and a fluid inlet to pump its 'blood'. Lifting the vein pattern would be easy - if it ever gets cheap enough to put in a smartphone, it would be cheap enough to put in a decoy replacement door knob or handle to lift your target's vein pattern.

This just raises the bar slightly over fingerprint or retinal scanners. It is still a username, not a password, because you still have only ten choices and then you are SOL.

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