View Full Version : Anyone know how to bypass laptop's fingerprint scanners???


Dave650
06-12-2007, 14:41
Hi,
Does anyone know how to bypass fingerprint scanners on laptops?
I'm trying to get on an NEC generation laptop and can't because it has finger print recognition security :( .Any Ideas?
Cheers

sallonoroff
06-12-2007, 14:52
And didn't the owner leave their finger for you to work with?
Tsk. Blummin' typical.

:)


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Dave650
06-12-2007, 15:03
No cheeky b*stards:roll: Any ideas moonlight?:) I thought they were just a gimmick, apparently you can't do anything without the right finger...

esme
06-12-2007, 15:08
do you have a photo of the right finger with the print showing ?

is this now your machine ? or are you just having a look at it ?

Dave650
06-12-2007, 15:12
No I'm just installing software on it for a customer.

itosan
06-12-2007, 15:14
Is it the UPEK Fingerprint software? What OS, XP or Vista?

esme
06-12-2007, 15:17
give it back to them and tell them to disable the fingerprint security before wasting any more of your time

sallonoroff
06-12-2007, 15:22
give it back to them and tell them to disable the fingerprint security before wasting any more of your time

Agreed.

Or you should've had them swipe it before they left... (assuming the software you're installing wouldn't require a reboot! :D)


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Dave650
06-12-2007, 15:26
It's XP itosan.Oops done a bit of diggin it's actually one of ours which we leant out and some numpty's done this to it...looks like it's time for a re-image:roll:

alkatraz
06-12-2007, 15:35
It's XP itosan.Oops done a bit of diggin it's actually one of ours which we leant out and some numpty's done this to it...looks like it's time for a re-image:roll:

Disable scanner in BIOS?

Dave650
06-12-2007, 15:38
The fingerprint scanner security restricts entering BIOS too. I think the simple solution will be to re-image it - thanks for your help guys. Out of interest does anyone know any companies interested in recruiting IT technicians at the the moment or soon?

itosan
06-12-2007, 15:38
It's XP itosan.Oops done a bit of diggin it's actually one of ours which we leant out and some numpty's done this to it...looks like it's time for a re-image:roll:

Fastest way me thinks, i haven't looked into bypassing or if you can . Hope you get re:imaged.

sallonoroff
06-12-2007, 15:44
The fingerprint scanner security restricts entering BIOS too. I think the simple solution will be to re-image it

Here's hoping the boot priority is in the right order then... :)


anyone know any companies interested in recruiting IT technicians at the the moment or soon?

PlusNet have ads in with a few agencies i believe... mind, that's probably more of a call-centre role.


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Dave650
06-12-2007, 15:46
Yeah tbh I was just a little curious into whether it would be possible to bypass, but no re-imaging should be nice and straight forward, I think we have a copy of the image that was on it before someone messed with it. I might give NEC a call first though see what they say.

Dave650
06-12-2007, 15:52
Balls, can't re-image it ,it just won't boot without that person's finger :( looks like a call to NEC really is necessary

alkatraz
06-12-2007, 15:56
Balls, can't re-image it ,it just won't boot without that person's finger :( looks like a call to NEC really is necessary

How about you bring the moron that secured it to justice and ask them if they would mind kindly undoing what they have done before you charge them for your time undoing it.

Dave650
06-12-2007, 16:00
We can't find out who it was, it was 'someone' in a major uni...great:mad:

alkatraz
06-12-2007, 16:01
We can't find out who it was, it was 'someone' in a major uni...great:mad:

NEC then.








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steev
06-12-2007, 16:02
If they have sweaty fingers you can do wonders with lifting a fingerprint off the reader with some scotch tape, scanning it in, photoshopping it a bit to enhance the outlines, then laser printing it out...

Erm, allegedly... :hihi: :|

Will get past door scanners too if you lick the laser print.

itosan
06-12-2007, 16:06
Anyone heard of desktop support this is what the job is like! :) I guess it's been issued as part of an educational establishment ah the joys!

Only ever seen a couple of NEC's i think it may be this one NEC Generation (http://www.biosmagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=2993)

Without trolling through some Notebook forums and finding a solution NEC is your best bet!

You may need to find a new job if you remove all of the users fingers! (as you would have to cut them all off not knowning which one they actually used to scan or was it one of there children!)

:)

Dave650
06-12-2007, 16:11
:hihi:Just on the phone to NEC, see what they say on the matter..sounding like a new HDD

itosan
06-12-2007, 16:12
Bollo: "Truly, Master, you are a wise man. Do you think they will succeed?"

Dave650
06-12-2007, 16:14
scrap that,it's in the bios - new mainboard then or find the moron that did it!

steev
06-12-2007, 16:17
Can't you just take the thing apart & remove the mobo battery for a night?

alkatraz
06-12-2007, 16:25
scrap that,it's in the bios - new mainboard then or find the moron that did it!

Not necessarily.. most (or at least many) laptops allow you to set a hard disk password - for ALL company laptops, we use HDD pass instead of BIOS pass because it's the HDD that matters to us more than the laptop itself.

sccsux
06-12-2007, 16:26
Can't you just take the thing apart & remove the mobo battery for a night?

Maybe there is a jumper on the mobo that can be shorted to reset the BIOS (I know most DT/T systems allow this)?

alkatraz
06-12-2007, 16:30
http://www.hdd-tools.com/products/rrs/


http://www.rockbox.org/lock.html


Although I'm sure these are probably worthless because of the likelihood of a TPM chip being involved in the BIOS/HDD security.

steev
06-12-2007, 16:46
Maybe there is a jumper on the mobo that can be shorted to reset the BIOS (I know most DT/T systems allow this)?

Thought it's be quicker on a lappy mobo to look for the battery, rather than a jumper which may not be labelled, & may be one of many...

esme
06-12-2007, 17:02
try hard resetting the bios, could be tricky on a laptop though

Dave650
06-12-2007, 18:00
Yeah I would do my my manager would rather swap the hardware and charge them for it unless they can find the persons finger.:rolleyes:

not wanted
06-12-2007, 18:44
there is a much easier way, google mythbusters and fingerprint scanner

Dave650
06-12-2007, 21:57
That doesn't help though unless we know who the fingerprint's owner is....

GrinderBloke
06-12-2007, 22:19
On HP business laptops with fingerprint scanners, if you press ctrl+alt+delete it brings up an alternative password logon dialog for occasions such as this, also so admins can gain access to a machine with out having to scan fingers.

Don't NEC offer something similar?

fnkysknky
06-12-2007, 23:08
The NEC Generation is designed for school kids. The idea being that if they secure it well enough then no one will nick them and the kids will be safe taking them to school. Without the kid (user, whatever) it should be a brick. I'd be very surprised if you can get round it by removing a CMOS battery or similar
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