[Dshield] [OT] Finger print scanner for data center access?

Allan Liska allan at allan.org
Sat Jun 14 03:08:21 GMT 2003


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Hello Matthew,

Friday, June 13, 2003, 1:32:06 PM, you wrote:

MH> My boss has given me the assignment of getting pricing for a security
MH> system based on a finger print scanner (along with others like a key fob
MH> and key code) to access the data center of our new building.  I've never
MH> even researched them before.  Any suggestions as to where to start would be
MH> greatly appreciated.  Also, I don't think he's necessary stuck on finger
MH> print scanners, but we want some form of biometric system.  All I've heard
MH> is that none of them are all that great.

Fingerprint scanning is probably the most widely used form of
biometric scanning, it is especially popular in data center
environments.  The technology has improved greatly, unfortunately, so
have the methods of bypassing the security:

http://securitygeeks.shmoo.com/article.php?story=20020516233549631
http://cryptome.org/gummy.htm



allan
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