How stupid is that? Although it’s an older driver Windows 7, 8, 8. In fact, with current implementation, we cannot speak of any security as the entire PC becomes extremely easy to exploit to anyone aware of this vulnerability. According to Elcomsoft, Authentec officials have already said they’re aware of the weakness. Then logout – groups are only applied at login time. All the fingerprint readers that store your personal info on the computers hard drive is a joke for the experience password breaker…. Albin Freycenon 39 1.

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In fact, biometric readers are only as secure as the software that implements them.

OK you lovely people. You are uppek, I hope, that the Upek fingerprint readers have been found to be horribly insecure back in According to the Arch Linux wikiyou might need to reboot or add yourself to the plugdev and scanner groups you should alread be in the plugdev group.

We use cookies to ensure lennovo we give you the best experience on our website. This patch which will be backward compatible with existing versions of TFS, and will soon be made available for our customers on the Lenovo website and as a critical update on ThinkVantage System Update. Message 1 of UPEK Lwnovo Suite simply stores the original password to Windows account, making it possible for an intruder to obtain one.


That’s great news for you but doesn’t help solve my issue. The discovery serves as a useful reality check for marketers who portray fingerprints and other user biometrics as a panacea for the difficulty of remembering and securing passwords.

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Company representatives didn’t respond to Ars Technica e-mails requesting comment for this article. Fingerprint-reading software preinstalled on laptops sold by Dell, Sony, and at least 14 other PC makers contains a serious weakness that makes it trivial for hackers with physical control of the machine to quickly recover account passwords, security researchers said.

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Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Forum lenovk and howto for bit, using non-free drivers Seems to be supported as of Works for Me TM.

Not sure why Lenovo would have used different hardware for the fingerprint reader for different countries, but it is possible that different hardware in the machines could account for this issue as lenoo. Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions.

Hi there, since some time passed by, is there any new information regarding this topic? It is only removed when a user manually deletes it.

Any and every kind of password utility can be and is hackable. Actually no need to install gksu-polkit it seems.

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Widely used fingerprint reader exposes Windows passwords in seconds

Privacy policy About ThinkWiki Terms of use. Message 2 of YouTube Lenovo Service Channel. You could try searching if windows has those drivers. Nothing really has been changed!!! The easily cracked passwords are stored in the Windows registry even after the Protector Upeek software has been deactivated, according to the Elcomsoft advisory.

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This page has been accessedtimes. That’s interesting, because my W doesn’t recognize the fingerprint reader at all under Win I’m starting to think a clean install of Win10 from scratch might be a good idea in case there’s some leftover drivers and software from Win7 that’s blocking it.

However, fingerprint logon is rarely, if ever, barred. Message 5 of Yeah, mine doesn’t on any of the machines I do a Win10 install on.

Is this problem for Protector Suite QL? The key that unlocks that encrypted data is controlled lemovo a Windows account password. ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software offers top-level user convenience, it is easy to install and easy to use.