Microsoft introduced Windows Hello: system authentication in Windows 10, using the biometric user data
The new operating system Windows 10 will receive an automated biometric authentication system. The function will be called Windows Hello, and will allow users of desktop PCs, laptops and smartphones to prove their identity by scanning the person’s iris and fingerprints
The software giant said that user data will be stored locally on the device safe from hackers. Windows Hello will be available only in new compatible with the function of the devices. According to Intel, all devices with the RealSense F200 sensor will be able to work with Windows Hello.
Also, Microsoft introduced Passport, a new system which is designed for fast and secure login to applications and web sites without needing to enter a password. Microsoft Passport works in conjunction with another authentication method, which may be a PIN code or Windows Hello. After authenticating with Passport the user will be able to access web sites and other online services, such as email, social networking, online banking, etc.
Recently, it became clear that Windows 10 will support the new specification of the fast identification online (FIDO), which allows different devices to work with a wide variety of biometric data. FIDO aims to replace passwords, and Microsoft says that this is one of the leading goals of the company. The software giant is a member of the FIDO Alliance, so over time, the company may develop and other similar Windows Hello function.