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Auxiliary Display Security

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    Tyler Brown

    I must admit, I don't know much about the specifics of the proposed auxiliary displays for the Longhorn era of hardware, but how is security going to be implemented? An obvious, and easy choice would be with biometric finger print readers integrated into the lid of your portable laptop/tablet. Are there other methods that are being considered?

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    lars

    Easy. A big black man named Ben. I hear he's expanding into new markets. I think it sounds like an excellent service.

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    ScanIAm

    I love how the image of the USA said 'Canada 4ever beeeeeaaatch'

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    TomasDeml

    Tyler Brown wrote:
    I must admit, I don't know much about the specifics of the proposed auxiliary displays for the Longhorn era of hardware, but how is security going to be implemented? An obvious, and easy choice would be with biometric finger print readers integrated into the lid of your portable laptop/tablet. Are there other methods that are being considered?


    What would you like to secure? Be more specific, please.

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    eddwo

    Well its supposed to be able to show all your calender events and contact's details and possibly your email inbox. You can stop people trivially getting at your Outlook data by requiring a password on waking from standby. Its a bit pointless if all that same data is availble on the outside of the PC with a few button presses. I wouldn't be too concerned about protecting my WMP playlists though.

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    Tyler Brown

    eddwo explained exactly what I was refering to. These auxilliary displays are supposed to enable you to get quick access to important data, such as your Outlook email or appointments, however if someone gains access to your laptop physically, there will be nothing stoping them from obtaining all of your data.

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    W3bbo

    Tyler Brown wrote:
    however if someone gains access to your laptop physically, there will be nothing stoping them from obtaining all of your data.


    They would anyway... so I fail to see what the "big deal" is all about.

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    Tyler Brown

    True, they would eventually get to all of your data. The same thing applies to encrypting data. People still do it though, if for nothing more than to deter hackers and get a little piece of mind. I'm almost certain end users will be looking for security on these auxilliary displays. I know I'd like they have atleast a biometric finger print reader integrated into the lid of the laptop.

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