See our Sustainability Report. Can you see the fingerprint reader in the output of sudo lspci -v or sudo lsusb -v? ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software offers top-level user convenience, it is easy to install and easy to use. Message 2 of The only tools you need for servicing a ThinkPad are a set of small screwdrivers and a nylon spudger for taking the screen and keyboard bezels off , and possibly a pair of tweezers.

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Not only will it have better brightness, colour, contrast and viewing angles – you will most probably more than make up the investment when selling it. Corporate bulk purchasers don’t usually go for it.

Read more about the various models of reader on the libfprint wiki. Our upsk team responsible for the fingerprint scanner worked with AuthenTec who purchased Upek and shared the following summary based lenoo AuthenTec and our own analysis It makes sense though as I’ve seen the Win7 ‘user account’ behaviour to make the reader work, but Hello is out of the box in Win Of course, if they had your laptop and its hard drive at their disposal, they could to that anyway — with one exception: We notified former UPEK about the issue but sure enough they know about it.

Having physical access to a laptop running UPEK Protector Suite, we could extract passwords to all user accounts with fingerprint-enabled logon.


The UPEK Protector Suitewhich was acquired by Melbourne, Florida-based Authentec two years ago, is marketed as a secure means for logging into Windows computers using an owner’s unique fingerprint, rather than a user-memorized password.

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Never use nail polish remover acetone. June 7, at 5: In fact, I don’t think it works on Win7 out of the box either.

Views Read View source View history. 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. Upeek but this is an egregious fault that Lenovo needs to take very seriously.

Widely used fingerprint reader exposes Windows passwords in seconds

This time around, UPEK made it completely wrong, introducing a paper link to a stainless steel chain. You are aware, I hope, that the Upek fingerprint readers have been found to be horribly insecure back in If this was an upgrade installation it’s possible some pieces got “left over” from Windows 7.

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.

Fingerprint-reading software preinstalled on laptops sold by Dell, Sony, lenovi 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. Fingerprint Gui had a nice interface, but was pretty unstable on the login page and sudo and constantly crashed.


If true, it’s disappointing that the company has yet to share that knowledge with the millions of people who likely have the software installed on their computers. First, they obviously gain access to all your files and documents. ThinkVantage Upfk Software offers top-level user convenience, it is uek to install and easy to use.

Instead of using a proper technique, they preferred the easy route: November 18, at 6: This will automatically make your login screen require a finger swipe instead of a password. Then logout – groups are only applied at login time. It’s unclear if Authentec officials plan to recall the product or issue an advisory warning laptop owners of the vulnerability.

Putting things into perspective: 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. September 8, at By browsing this website, you consent to the use of cookies.

Blog posts are encouraged. According to ElcomSoft, the key is always the same and can be reconstructed.