Archive for date: June 25, 2004

21 Rules of Thumb — How Microsoft develops its Software

June 25, 2004 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Jim McCarthy writes about 21 Rules of Thumb that guide the development of software products inside Microsoft. There are very few surprises, but I’ve been involved in quite a few software products before turning in my leaf and becoming a TD, and I bet most product managers would find more of them surprising than I […]

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Spoofing Biometric Scanners

June 25, 2004 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Marie Sandström has a short thesis on spoofing biometric fingerprint scanners. It involves collecting latent prints, and then casting a replica finger in gelatin. I have read about such techniques here by Tsutomo Matsumoto, and here it is two years later and the latest hardware appears no more effective.

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