The Practical Guide To Mac Security: Part 19, Touch ID

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Touch ID makes it more convenient to log on to your Mac and perform other tasks. By making it easier it encourages more people to use stronger account passwords.

Comments: 5 Responses to “The Practical Guide To Mac Security: Part 19, Touch ID”

    Gerald Aubertin
    4 months ago

    I was using touch ID on my IPhone, until watching a TV show were they used a touch ID on a dead person to open their phone.
    I thought it made me valuable.

    Howard Brazee
    4 months ago

    I really don’t see the advantage in requiring a password instead of my fingerprint when I restart my M1 iMac.

    I still haven’t found an online store that I want to buy from using touch id.

    Ilan Aisic
    4 months ago

    Touch ID works fine for me and it’s very quick.
    If you’re not working for a criminal organization or for an intelligence service, then 1 in 50,000 is good enough.

    Bob Smailes
    2 months ago

    Nice and informative as always, Gary. What fingerprint sensor could I use for my iMac?

    2 months ago

    Bob: The newest iMacs come with a keyboard that includes Touch ID. But if you have an older iMac, there’s no way to add it. It isn’t as easy as adding a peripheral as this has to be integrated into the security hardware of the machine.

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