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    Staff + New Laptops = web cams and biometrics

    Got new laptops for staff members..
    do you?
    A: Reinstall the OS and not install the webcam and biometrics.
    B: Reinstall the OS and install the webcam and biometrics.

    just i cant be asked with staff wanting to use skype coz it has a webcam and set up the
    biometrics.

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    I'd always install the webcam, can be useful for more than just skype... I'd skip the biometrics though :-)

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    Yep, leave the webcam and tell them you can access it remotely. Forget the biometrics.

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    Sounds.. good..
    might do that...

    Im watching you now...

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    I'd let them use the biometrics. After all, they can't forget their fingers can they?
    On second thoughts.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I'd let them use the biometrics.
    Me too - I'd set it up, especially if the laptops were holding confidential data.

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    I wouldn't bother with the biometrics, I tried setting it up with one of our staff members but gave up in the end - all I got was complaints about how it took her 5+ attempts to login etc etc

    It can also be a little insecure as someone could register some of their own fingers in some positions along with anyone elses in the other positions and still link them to the same account.

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    Skype is not supported and wont be installed, buy your own laptop if you want one for personal use.

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    Install all the drivers but skip the biometrics app, TBH the sensors very insecure and there was even an article a while back about a group of high school students using the gumy bear method and a teachers mug to bypass it.

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