shackspace’s @dop3j0e had a big problem. A password problem. Quite a while ago he set up a password for his Thinkpad’s harddrive and chose to unlock his drive using the built-in fingerprint scanner. Years passed, thumbs were drawn over the scanner countless times, passwords were changed frequently. But not all passwords were changed. That one password for his harddrive never did change and over time he simply forgot what the actual password was.
The thumb print scanner kept working. However, to change or disable the password you have to enter it by keyboard in the BIOS since in this case it does not accept the thumb print scanner as input.
This poses a real problem. How do you access the disk if your fingerprint scanner dies? Or what if the laptop dies and you have to unlock the drive from a different machine that doesn’t have the password stored in the fingerprint scanner?
Nach Erhalt einer RXQ wurde eine Delegation Ingenieure zur RZL Station entsand +++ STOP +++
Wegen unklarer Feindlage im Zielgebiet wurde eine Lichtwerferbatterie von M 8 8 12 vorsorglich zur RZL Station transferiert +++ STOP +++
Detailierter Missionsbericht folgt. +++ STOP +++
Dem Informationsdienst wurden Projektdokumente zugespielt +++ STOP +++