The BlackDog is a standalone handheld computer with a built-in biometric fingerprint reader, developed in 2005 by Realm Systems, which is plugged in and powered from the USB port of a host computer using its peripherals for seizure and exit. It is a mobile personal server that allows a user to use Linux, its applications and data on any computer with a USB port. The host computer’s monitor, keyboard, mouse, and Internet connection are used by the BlackDog for the duration of the session. Because the system is stand-alone and isolated from the host, requiring no additional installation, it is possible (more…)