Thumb print password

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    Gemma

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    Am I the only one concerned over this?
    I don't feel safe using my thumb print, as password to unlock all my private files (business, financial, properties etc)! I don't think fingerprints are hackers proof, and right now you can have different passwords for different things and change them if you need to, but what happens when all your life is under one pass you cannot change?
     
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    I like the idea of a thumbprint for a password, but it won't work if your fingerprint is distorted due to swelling from being submersed in water too long or you cut your thumb.
    I use a password manager for keeping and generating secure passwords. You need only one master password to unlock the "password vault".
    I use 1Password https://1password.com

    The more involved a person is online, the more diligent they need to be, it's just the way it is.
    Also, if you own any digital currency, don't talk about it online. It makes you more of a target.
     
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    I'm paranoid, I don't trust anyone!
    I guess I watch too many movies where they cut off the hand to access gain access:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Gemma, you need to watch some different movies!:)
    I only remember a James Bond movie where they used a wax replica to replicate someone's fingerprint!
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    stay this way!
    Thumb print password are just another way for people/gov. to get all your information :)
     
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    I use keeper, it makes these passwords I can never remember, I access the keeper with my fingerprint or the master password that I use no where else. I love how it works and like the finger print sign in.

    I have a few finger prints saved.............just in case!
     
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    No password of any kind is completely safe. Passwords are sort of like locked doors. Makes it harder for burglars to get in, but if they really want in, they'll find a way.

    Actually, I'd imagine you're much more likely to get hacked than burglarized. We've probably all been hacked, whether we know it or not.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    My computer, its a windows 10 I believe... Anyway its new.
    Has a camera (like every computer) that you can skype with or something if you want, I ALWAYS cover this up... Because if you look closely at it sometimes, you will see a little red light shining in there... Recording you...
    Plus people can spy on you and uh... you don't want that...
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    No one watches me, boring.............if they do lol
     
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    I cover that too even though I never seen the red light ...what do you cover on a flat screen TV?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    The entire screen..................j/k
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    You can cover the small cameras with a sticky note, or a piece of a sticky note with tape on it...
    As for the flatscreen. idk, I have a 72" flatscreen, I don't see a small camera on it.
     
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    All my money is analog! :D
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    Kim Jong Un has it figured out.
    You can't hack a notepad and pencil scribble!
     
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    Apparently some strippers in Las Vegas are now wearing QR code tattoos that let you scan the code with your smart phone and you can tip them with digital currency.
    (....so I'm told....:whistle:)

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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    I like the effect, of having money in your left hand, and swiping it out with your right. That and some other things you can do with physical money, that you cant do with your phone.
     
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    Really? what happens when is shifts with time............someone else gets the bucks!
     
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    Digital currency is crazy right now, but if someone steals it from you, you're never going to be able to trace where it went.
     
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    Maybe they got smart and started hiding it!
     
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