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Fingerprint Function Creator

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  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • Ubuntu
Earliest Compatible Linux Kernel
2.6
Specifications
A fingerprint reader compatible with libfprint0 fingerprintGUI-0.11 or greater (http://www.pdfserver.net/fingerprint/index.php) zenity* wmctrl* xsel* his contains 3 scripts which are what should give your fingerprint reader more functionality than ever made possible before by any OS, with the help of Wolfgang Ullrich's program, FingerprintGUI. With a few key strokes and the touch a finger, you will be allowed to log into your favorite websites and games, or better yet, run any command or program with one of your fingers. What is FFC exactly? FFC (the Fingerprint Function Creator) is a utility that assigns each of your fingerprints to a dummy, or fake account that it also creates. You cannot log into this account, and it doesn't have any privileges to itself; it is owned by root. The way fingerprint readers work in Linux is all of your fingerprints are scanned and stored in your home folder. The data stored contains nothing but fingerprint information and really has no significance to whoever scanned it as long as it was scanned by the same username. Although it is convenient to be able to log into your computer using all 10 of your fingers, what is the likelihood of you actually doing that? FFC moves the fingerprints that you don't prefer to login with into the dummy accounts. When that particular fingerprint is scanned, the dummy account is then verified. How is FFC used? FFC is used by separate "executors". FFE (the Fingerprint Function Executor) is a very simple but powerful script that will run any program based on whichever finger you assigned the program to be run by. FAPE (the Fingerprint Account/Password Executor) will copy the account and password information that you can paste in your currently running application, so you don't have to memorize or type anything. Both of these scripts are meant to be run from either a launcher or a keyboard shortcut. These programs were tested on Ubuntu 9.04, which is the recommended choice to run this. Ubuntu 9.04 is recommended because of the driver support and the updated Keyboard Shortcuts program. *Will automatically be installed by “install.sh” for Debian based systems.
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Check out the following videos to see FFE and FAPE operate live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66vESNgS3Qs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk9tdHtmSMU For help, go to the Ubuntu Forums topic. I will attempt to help non-Ubuntu users: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1227680
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From my knowledge, nobody made a program like this for any OS. Spread the word about this and show how even the simplest of programs can give Linux more security than any OS has ever accomplished.
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