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  • Fingerprint recognition in mobile devices

    I have certain specific questions with fingerprint scanning as I look at it from a information security perspective. How does mobile fingerprint recognition actually work? Additionally, is there any specific method all manufacturers follow? What is the best way to make fingerprint recognition very...

    SNKulkarni60 pointsBadges:
  • Internet Explorer vs. Firefox

    Hello, I'm the Assistant Editor on SearchWindowsSecurity.com. I'm looking to start a discussion about what browser people are using and why. Also, is anyone considering switching from IE to Firefox, or are your plans to stay with IE? Here's some food for thought... As of Feb. 2005, an estimated 35...

    LMullen0 pointsBadges:
  • Two Factor Authentication and the different methods

    Its clear that 2FA will add security however with a variety of instances where 2FA has been compromised (think OTP by Text or other Token based Authentication). What is the view on using harder or more robust and hardware secured 2FA like PKI?

    RoryG1045 pointsBadges:
  • Why do we have 10 keys for 128 bits in AES?

    I'm working on the project, making the information secure with the help of AES. I need to know a few details before I proceed into this project. Please provide me an easy to understand answer.

    twinki172435 pointsBadges:
  • Can’t open my Microsoft Works files

    I optimized registry and performance with BitDefender and now I can't open my Works 8 files. It says Works can not access one or more files it needs to run Word Processor.

    mgbpre5 pointsBadges:
  • Citrix MetaFrame Login – Credential Validation Error

    I am new to Citrix Metaframe. Recently I had a virus attack and My Citrix server crushed. I have re-installed all the necessary services and also installed Citrix Metaframe 4.0. I have published applications on a myfarm and I can open then in Citrix program neighborhood. The problem comes when I...

    Sam19795 pointsBadges:
  • Authentication XML based mechanisms

    Are there any XML based mechanism for authentication?

    Wajid115 pointsBadges:
  • How is FIDO U2F different from OTP?

    I recently saw that Google and Yubico announced the availability of cryptographic security tokens, after the FIDO U2F specification. I'm curious to find out if this is just another two-factor authentication or is it significantly better than SecureID or TOTP. Can anyone share their opinion....

    ITKE435,940 pointsBadges:
  • Biometric Coding in VB 6.0

    Is there a sample code to get fingerprints image in Visual Basic 6.0?

    RexLan5 pointsBadges:
  • Pre authientication for hotels

    How do hotels run a pre authentication at check-ins and capture a final amount at check out?

    jonpineda5 pointsBadges:
  • laptop login

    WinXP laptop, part of domain, when disconnected frm domain uses cached login. While disconnected, changed from domain member to workgroup member. :( Now login only has name/pwd text boxes - can't get domain selection box. Thus, can't login. How to get domain option back at login screen? (How to...

    ITDefensePatrol0 pointsBadges:
  • Network Connection Freezes

    For some reason, at random, among 20 PCs on my network, in the morning or during the day, the network connection stops responding for both intranet and internet communications. The only solution thus far is to remove the NIC from the Device Manager, reboot the PC, and let Windows XP Pro find the...

    DboiSOBE0 pointsBadges:
  • Authentication token error message on Ubuntu server

    On my Ubuntu server when I login with my username and type in the PASSWD command to change my password, I keep getting this error message: passwd: Authentication token manipulation error passwd: password unchanged Am I missing something here? Is there another way to change my password? Currently,...

    ITKE435,940 pointsBadges:
  • Authentication for Dragon naturally speaking software

    How does a user authenticate themselves to a system?

    TLehmanjn59gmailcom20165 pointsBadges:
  • Design biometric system using VB.NET

    How do I design a biometric system using VB.NET?

    cundie5 pointsBadges:
  • Why can’t I set a fingerprint in Windows 10?

    Hi - until recently a user in our domain could access her laptop running Windows 10 by using the fingerprint swipe under the 'Hello' options. Her domain password changed yesterday, so I removed all registered fingerprints from the laptop and registered her finger again from scratch. We tried to...

    nix10304520 pointsBadges:
  • Allow regular user to unlock screensaver locked computer

    We have the problem that in a multiuser environment users either lock their computers, or have the screensaver automatically lock it, and leave the workstation. As a result, nobody else can use that computer. By default, only the current user or an adminstrator can unlock the computer. I would like...

    AdminGurl0 pointsBadges:
  • Having trouble w/ my AVG virus security protection

    I installed my AVG antivirus security protection on my Toshiba Satellite L455 laptop on November 7,2015 & expires on November 7,2016. I t was working fine until now I uninstall and reinstalled & there's no active components. I do have the same antivirus security protection on my desktop...

    Snowbunny0920 pointsBadges:
  • How to compare fingerprint images in VB.NET

    I'm working on FINGERPRINT RECOGNITION SYSTEM. I'm using VB.NET as front end and SQL Server 2000 as back end. I had saved fingerprint images in sql server using image datatype, now I need suggestion on how to compare fingerprint images.

    Dlfshweta5 pointsBadges:
  • Automatic renewal of 2014 AVG PC Tuneup

    I have renewed for another 2 years. Do I have to d/l the 2016 version or stay with the 2014 version?

    hershybar19335 pointsBadges:

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