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Old 08-12-19, 11:36 PM
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Another step away from password - Google services

Google will let you sign into its services through Chrome with a fingerprint, pattern, pin, etc.

This is an ironic example to demonstrate, but Chrome can store passwords for other sites for you. You can edit and delete stored passwords. Visit http://passwords.google.com/ from your phone, make a selection, and the page will try to authenticate you - using your fingerprint. You can fall back on other methods, like unlocking your phone.

This is much more secure in many ways.

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Old 08-13-19, 03:44 AM
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Anything you can scan or save can be hacked. You cannot change your biometric profile, so good luck if it's used against you.

Two-factor authentication and not putting all your eggs in one basket are also good ideas.
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I have never authenticated into anything with a fingerprint. My cellphone is flip, not smart. My laptop has a fingerprint sensor, but I've never tried to set it up or use it. Probably just through ignorance, I worry about how reliable it is -- what if on a hot sweaty day my laptop locks me out? But more than being worried, I don't care.
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I set up my phone's fingerprint reader not long after I got it, it's never been able to recognize me since. I was disappointed to see that was the first, default option. But the others work.

I think previous phones have worked better for fingerprints.

I've never tried it on a laptop.
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