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Microsoft to bring Universal Biometric Authentication to Windows 10 Devices

Microsoft just announced a new feature that will be rolled out with future devices running Windows 10. Though its not new, but its quiet surprising that Microsoft is moving towards this. Calling it  “Windows Hello”, it’s biometric authentication which can provide instant access to your Windows 10 devices. ( Of course, which have the hardware for it).

Windows HelloWhile this sounds like Apple’s Touch Id, Microsoft doesn’t want to limit this to fingerprint recognition, but you will be able to show your face & iris also. While it sounds interesting, I am sure kids will be taking their advantage of getting your phone unlocked while you are sleeping. Jokes apart, this can be used to authenticate apps, enterprise content and even online experience.

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

Good news is that, if you have a finger print reader, and your laptop can run Windows 10, your device is ready for Windows Hello. Microsoft is also working closely with hardware partners to deliver Windows Hello capable devices that will ship with Windows 10. As of now OEM systems incorporating the Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera (F200) will support the facial and iris unlock features of Windows Hello, including automatic sign-in to Windows, and support to unlock “Passport” without the need for a PIN.

 Source: Windows Blog

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