Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday December 31, 2017

Microsoft Says It’s Time to Kill Off the Password

Microsoft’s solution to the password? You. In what is probably a veiled attempt at drumming up interest for Windows Hello, its facial, fingerprint, and iris-scanning system, the company is touting the superiority of biometrics over strings of typed text for security.

But Windows Hello isn’t infallible, at least on older versions of the OS. Last week, German security firm SYSS discovered they could trick its facial recognition tech using a printed headshot. The other big company pushing the virtues of biometric authentication is, of course, Apple. Despite several examples of its Face ID system being tricked by photos and users' relatives, the system is still expected to arrive in the company’s other devices next year.

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