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Windows 10 Will Let You Unlock Your Computer With Your Face

Posted on the 18 March 2015 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

Windows is coming! Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will globally launch this summer in 190 countries and in 111 languages. And as mentioned earlier, it will be a free upgrade for current Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users.

In addition to this exciting news, Microsoft also shared some cool information about its upcoming operating system, including details about Windows 10 installation, which now takes up 6.6GB less hard disk space than Windows 8.1, thanks to a compression of system files and a redesign of Windows’ Refresh and Reset functionalities. 6GB may not sound like much, but it could actually make a huge difference for tablets and new laptops with SSD’s.


Microsoft also introduced “Windows Hello,” a biometric authentication system that allows you to login to your computer by simply showing your face or using your fingerprint, without having to remember a password.

“If your device already has a fingerprint reader, you’ll be able to use Windows Hello to unlock that device. For facial or iris detection, 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,” Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore wrote on a blog post.

And in a further attempt to be rid of passwords for good, Microsoft showed off its new authentication system for apps and websites, which allows developers a way to let users securely sign-in to a website or an app without having to use a password.

“Windows 10 will ask you to verify that you have possession of your device before it authenticates on your behalf, with a PIN or Windows Hello on devices with biometric sensors. Once authenticated with “Passport”, you will be able to instantly access a growing set of websites and services across a range of industries – favorite commerce sites, email and social networking services, financial institutions, business networks and more.”

Read Also: Yahoo Wants You to Forget Passwords

Both Windows Hello and Passport will be available with Windows 10, and users will have the freedom to either opt-in to the new features to stick with the good old password.

[Source: Windows Blog / YouTube ]
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