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Microsoft wants your face to be your password

Forget the password, just use your face — or finger, or iris, for that matter.

With its new operating system, Windows 10, Microsoft will roll out Windows Hello, a biometric authentication system.
“You’ll be able to just show your face, or touch your finger, to new devices running Windows 10 and be immediately recognized,” the company said in a blog post.
The major tech firm claims the new system will boost security and reduce password dependency.

“Passwords are the primary method most of us use to protect our personal information, but they are inconvenient and insecure,” Microsoft said.

“Our system enables you to authenticate applications, enterprise content, and even certain online experiences without a password being stored on your device or in a network server at all,” the company added.

The public and private sectors alike have been searching for ways to eliminate the password as the major form of user authentication.

The White House is funding numerous pilot projects in the private sector that it thinks will start to pay wider dividends in 2015.

 

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