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Windows Hello Bypass Fools Biometrics Safeguards in PCs

14
Jul
2021
Windows Hello Bypass Fools Biometrics Safeguards in PCs

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A vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows 10 password-free authentication system has been uncovered that could allow an attacker to spoof an image of a person’s face to trick the facial-recognition system and take control of a device.

Windows Hello is a feature in Windows 10 that allows users to authenticate themselves without a password, using a PIN code or biometric identity—either a fingerprint or facial recognition—to access a device or machine. According to Microsoft, about 85 percent of Windows 10 users use the system.

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