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Microsoft Unveiled Windows Hello Feature To Unlock Your Devices By Using Fingerprint Scanning Or Face Recognition

by onMay 25, 2015
 

Microsoft has unveiled a new login and security feature in Window 10 that is known as “Windows Hello.” The new Windows 10 operating system will allow users to sign in to their device without a password by just using biometric authentication and face recognition as well. It has been introduced in order to replace PIN or passwords by scanning your face, iris or fingerprint to unlock your device. Microsoft Vice president Joe Belfiore said in a blog post.
Microsoft said its new Windows Hello feature will support biometric authentication as part of an effort to reduce the use of passwords, which can often be hacked. The company says that “modern sensors” will be able to recognize your personal aspects in order to sign you into a supporting Windows 10 device.

Any fingerprint reader machine will be able to access the functionality of Windows Hello fingerprint-scanning. On the other hand, iris or face detection requires a combination of special software and hardware.

Windows Hello uses a combination of special hardware and software to accurately verify it is you not a picture of you or someone trying to impersonate you. According to Joe Belfiore

“The cameras use infrared technology to identify your face or iris or can recognize you in a variety of lighting conditions.”

Apart from Windows Hello, Microsoft has also unveiled a new login feature known as Microsoft Password. This tool will actually help the developers to build Windows Hello authentication into their apps, websites and services under the programming system dubbed “Passport.” This provides a more secure way to the users who want to sign in to the websites and apps. Therefore, you can use your biometric scan with that new highly secured password keeper.

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