Windows 10 getting biometric authentication support including iris scan

Windows 10 getting biometric authentication support including iris scan
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 is getting biometric authentication, including the ability to unlock your tablet, PC and smartphone with a finger, iris or face scan.

Dubbed 'Windows Hello,' the authentication of course will require the specialized hardware necessary for such scans "including a fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors." For the iris or facial recognition, Microsoft says software will accurately verify your identity and the company promises that using a picture or other image won't work. Infrared tech also ensures that even if it is dark out, you can be recognized.

Reads the press release: "Windows Hello introduces system support for biometric authentication – using your face, iris, or fingerprint to unlock your devices – with technology that is much safer than traditional passwords. You– uniquely you– plus your device are the keys to your Windows experience, apps, data and even websites and services – not a random assortment of letters and numbers that are easily forgotten, hacked, or written down and pinned to a bulletin board. Modern sensors recognize your unique personal characteristics to sign-you-in on a supporting Windows 10 device.

Of course, convenience and simplicity should never sacrifice security and privacy. Windows Hello offers enterprise-grade security that will meet the requirements of organizations with some of the strictest requirements and regulations. It's a solution that government, defense, financial, health care and other related organizations will use to enhance their overall security, with a simple experience designed to delight."

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 18 Mar 2015 14:06
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  • DXR88

    i'm so changing my back ground to a glowing red orb.

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    18.3.2015 14:14 #1

  • hearme0

    No one cares about biometrics anymore.

    That was popular back 5-7 years ago but it's a total pain in the ass and rather useless to implement practically.

    18.3.2015 21:04 #2

  • ilikefree

    It might keep the honest people out but that's all

    shit doesnt just happen theres always an arsehole involved

    19.3.2015 04:31 #3

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