I love my Microsoft Fingerprint Reader, and I use it all the time at home. I also love Keith Brown's Password Minder, it's where I keep all my secret stuff. I also keep the pa ssword file synchronized using FolderShare.
While the software that comes with the Fingerprint Reader will also store passwords, marrying them with your fingerprint, I like the idea of keeping my passwords in the pwd.xml file - it's more mobile and sync's nicely. I use the fingerprint login for a number of sites, but I keep my financial passwords super complex and in the Password Minder.
I never realized - doh! - that the Fingerprint Reader not only managed passwords for Web Sites, but Windows Programs as well.
This makes it twice as useful as I thought it was, and that was pretty useful.
Of course, the next obvious thing was to combine the two, hence the image at right. They work great together. Might seem stupid to use one password secret store to open another, but I thought it was cool. Now maybe I'll put them all on a TrueCrypt drive...mwahahahaha
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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
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