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You want me to do what?
Authored by: AMacAddict on May 27, '03 11:49:12AM

I'll agree that not everyone will find this useful, but only because it requires action on the part of the user. Anyone else in computer support will probably understand this instantly. The problem is not the idea, rather the same problem encountered in the importance of backing up your computer. Everyone should do it, all the time, but it's rare that it's taken seriously. Ask someone if they want better security, and the answer will undoubtedly be yes. Ask the same person to spend a little money and time to get it, and see what happens. This is the future of security, but until your new Mac comes with a Keychain keychain (heh) people won't do it. It will be more up to Apple to support this kind of sensible solution to security in software/hardware. I can't wait until you are wirelessly authenticated by the tiny device in your pocket or built into your watch as you approach any computer, and logged out when you walk out...



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You want me to do what?
Authored by: Anonymous on May 27, '03 01:06:17PM
I can't wait until you are wirelessly authenticated by the tiny device in your pocket or built into your watch as you approach any computer, and logged out when you walk out...

That might be an interesting business opportunity.. I'm surprised someone hasn't already done it, given the Apple already supports bluetooth.

Jim

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Authored by: Hanji on May 29, '03 03:04:28PM

It seems that a watch or a device in a pocket would be a lot easier to steal than a password...
And if someone does get it, you'd be helpless to get in and change the password to lock them out again
So it would have to be used in conjunction with biometrics or some other method of identifiying users.



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You want me to do what?
Authored by: Barty on May 27, '03 01:06:47PM

>>> I can't wait until you are wirelessly authenticated by the
>>> tiny device in your pocket or built into your watch as you
>>> approach any computer, and logged out when you walk
>>> out...
Maybe I'm wrong, but i think you can already do that with a TI68 and associated sharwares... Bluetooth authentication coming from your phone (yes, the one you always keep in your pocket).

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Veni, Vidi, Barty !



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You want me to do what?
Authored by: phlash on May 27, '03 03:31:25PM

you mean like clicker? http://homepage.mac.com/jonassalling/Shareware/index.html



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You want me to do what?
Authored by: marook on May 27, '03 04:05:19PM

>I can't wait until you are wirelessly authenticated by the tiny
>device in your pocket or built into your watch as you approach
>any computer, and logged out when you walk out...

Well, like suggested, this is possible by Saling Clicker, and your Sony/Ericsson Bluetooth enabled phone.

It's called Proximity sensing, and works like a charm.
But that is only one of several other cool things Clicker does...

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/Marook



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Clicker for Tungsten T...?
Authored by: Han Solo on May 27, '03 10:36:30PM
... or any other BlueTooth device besides the Sony Ericsson phones? Or a program with similar capabilities for alternative BlueTooth devices? TIA.

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Well...
Authored by: AMacAddict on May 29, '03 07:35:40AM

What I meant is I can't wait until there's wireless pocket authentication that's easy, built-in, and available to everyone, not just people with a certain phone or gadget, supported third-party. When this happens, your pocket I.D. could carry your login prefs and other such things, so if you went to work, or a friend's house, or a public computer, you'd get logged in, presented with your own desktop, with your own user home connected via internet. Seamless transitions wherever you go...



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