You can now log in to your personal Microsoft account using your security key or Windows Hello
You can now use a security key or Windows Hello to sign in to your Microsoft account on a device running Windows 10 Version 1809 or later and the Microsoft Edge browser. A security key such as YubiKey or Windows Hello compatible f...
Microsoft announces support for the Web Authentication in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft today announced the support for the Web Authentication spec in Microsoft Edge. With this support, Microsoft Edge users will be able to sign in with their face, fingerprint, PIN, or portable FIDO2 devices through Windows...
Add a capacitive Windows Hello USB fingerprint reader cheaply to your laptop
It took a while for the new generation of swipe-less Windows Hello USB fingerprint readers to hit the market, and a little while longer for them to hit impulse-buy prices, but you can now add Windows Hello support to your Windows ...
Microsoft announces support for FIDO2 security keys with Windows Hello
Microsoft yesterday announced an important milestone in the journey to eliminate passwords. Microsoft is updating Windows Hello to enable secure authentication using FIDO2 security keys. These physical security keys allow users to...
Microsoft patents technology which could make iPhone X’s notch smaller
As can be seen from the picture above, the iPhone X’s notch carries a lot of hardware, much of it concerned with Apple’s Face ID system, which includes generating 3D data from your face by projecting a Kinect-like dot ...
Fujitsu partners with Microsoft for building Windows 10 devices with palm vein authentication support
In an effort to build more secure workplace devices, Fujitsu has partnered with Microsoft to build Windows 10 devices with Windows Hello and palm vein authentication technology. Similar to the facial and fingerprint recognition of...
Despite embarrassing failure Microsoft pushes Windows Hello as the password replacement
Hackers have recently shown that Windows Hello installations from last year could be fooled easily with only a print out of a picture of your face taken with a near-infrared camera. Only more recent versions of Windows Hello could...
Windows Hello can’t be deceived using photos, but there’s a catch
Recently iPhone X has been under the radar of security experts who were trying to test its new Face ID. As it turns out, with the right photo, iPhone X’s Face ID could be fooled easily which raised questions on Face Recognit...
Microsoft’s new patent hints at embedded fingerprint readers
Microsoft has been working on embedded fingerprint tech for a while now. We spotted patents describing a particular implementation of it last year, and now we’ve seen a new patent filing potentially describing either anothe...
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 August update resolves Windows Hello error
Microsoft has updated its Surface with a quick bug fix for WIndows Hello issues. For background, earlier this week, reports went out of a number of Surface Pro 4 users experiencing issues with the Windows Hello drivers. This was ...
The iPhone is copying another feature from Windows Phone
There’s always a new rumour about an iPhone. While it was reported months ago that the next iPhone’s fingerprint scanner will be placed on the back of the device, recent reports suggested that Apple could be ditching t...