Aldi were selling similar devices a few months ago, ended up being sold at a clearance price at my three 'local' Aldi stores.Nearly bought one, but someone had a posting within the forum requesting further advice,so I decided 'not for me'.I think they were being sold at the final price of a little over £6.00.
I was going to ask the same question recently & almost bougth one. G
From a review (click here & go to page 2) <<Finally, there's Microsoft's boldface disclaimer in the software installation screens - underscoring that the biometric scanner "is not a security feature and is intended to be used for convenience only. It should not be used to access corporate networks or protect sensitive data, such as financial information." In other words, the reader is kind of a cool gimmick, but a relatively minor convenience on top of your browser's existing cookies and logon recall, and Fast User Switching.>>
I appreciate that it's only a novelty, I'll probably get bored with it after a while.
Although I thought it might be a bit harder to "get by" than what you guys and Microsoft are saying. There's nothing on my system worth while unless you wanna steal pictures of my cute adorable kids :p
Anyway, might get one just to see how convenient they are. Have they caused any adverse effects on computers, like crashes etc?
SG Atlantis®, read the user reviews at Amazon - most are good, which almost made up my mind about getting one.
I think the point about security is not what someone can steal from your PC, but is about what someone can do if they get hold of your secure login details, e.g., for online shopping sites, Internet banking, etc.
This is one 'flaw' that has put me off. For me this can only happen if someone breaks into my house or steals my PC, then uses it fraudulently for the above reasons - I fully trust the few other people who (rarely) use my PC. G
This is one 'flaw' that has put me off. For me this can only happen if someone breaks into my house or steals my PC - which unfortunately isn't such a distant possibility - then uses it fraudulently for the above reasons. I fully trust the few other people who (rarely) use my PC. G
Just read your thread, I bought one of these from Amazon a few months ago, it is superb for logging in to user name and password protected sites, I think we all recognise it will not secure a computer if someone actually gets access to it and we know hackers will never attack a home computer don't we?
As a "convenience" thing its worth the money, I hope you enjoy using it,