Why should stop using Hello Windows Facial Recognition to log into your Windows 10 PC
Passwords sucks, we all can agree to that, but very few alternative offer as much security as they do. Certainly not the facial recognition Microsoft introduced with Windows 10 new Hello Windows automatic login system.
Hello Windows facial recognition was designed to use your webcam to scan your face and identify you whenever you want to log in to your Windows account on Windows 10. However, a team of researchers has discovered a fatal flaw in the security design of Hello Windows.
Using just a printed photo of a user’s face, the researchers were able to trick Hello Windows into thinking the printed photo is the real user and granted them access to the Windows account. These researchers published their work on the cybersecurity website Seclists on December 8th.
They conducted their spoofing test on different versions of Windows 10 running on both a Dell and a Microsoft laptop. In both cases, they were able to easily log into the users Windows account by just using a printed picture of their …read more