Windows 'Hello' And 'Passport' Features Promise Website And App Logins Without Passwords

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Alec Mowat

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I remember the screen picture touch identification was cracked in about a day. All the Windows 8.1 MS documentation advised disabling it through Group Policy and forcing a password and PIN on mobile devices.

Let's see how long this one lasts.
 

cats_Paw

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I had facial activation in my MSI laptop.
It would be all nice and good if windows wasent the most popular and easiest to hack OS in the planet :D.
Also, in todays world, most internet active users will have to remember like 30-50 passwords.
If you cant even remember your Windows Password, you are screwed :D.
 

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I must be getting old... why do I find the most annoying thing about this the use
of 'Yup' in the Windows popup? :D

Other than that, who knows; we've seen announcements like this before, eg.
fingerprint scanning on mobiles, but they've always been hacked.

Ian.


 

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The important piece on the facial recognition part is that is requires camera hardware specifically built for it which solves a lot of the current issues. The old "hold up a picture of the person" trick doesn't work since the camera measures in three dimensions and sees that the picture is flat. Could be cool.
 
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