July 22nd, 2006

thinkpad fingerprint scanner...

...is a pretty clever hardware device, that does all the processing itself. That explains why fingerprint can be used instead of power-on password, and means that device is reasonably easy to handle.

After few surprises (every packet starts with "Ciao"), I'm able to verify my own fingerprints (replaying traces of binary-only blob). Enrolling fingerprints works, somehow, too, but I'll still need figure out packet format so I can use newly-enrolled fingerprints, too.

Now, question is "is there suitable software repository somewhere"?