Windows Hello – the Next Gen of Security for Computers

Windows Hello, a fool-proof biometric utility which puts security at a whole new level, has proved once again that Microsoft’s labs has some interestingly innovative brains. The feature was introduced with Windows 10, but it has been slow to roll out because it is supported by only those devices that are equipped with Intel’s Real Sense 3D Camera. While we may not have ventured into a time where all devices can use it, for the ones that do have Windows Hello, I consider it to be one of the best things to happen to your Windows device.

Once you have a computer that has the hardware required for Windows Hello to work, you simply have to train the PC to recognize your face once and from there onwards, Windows Hello will allow you to log in to your device as soon as you look at it. This will happen every single time you wish to unlock your computer. All this time Windows Hello was supported by apps only, but with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming to Windows 10 users this summer, we will be able to use this feature on Microsoft Edge too.

This means that you will no longer have to rely on passwords to access your apps or websites. Windows Hello uses biometric technology to recognize a fingerprint, retina or face so that you can login to websites, your computer and apps. Windows has taken steps to secure it by avoiding the storage of information like your face, retina or fingerprint locally on the computer so that it gets difficult for anyone else to access your stuff without having your approval on it.

I particularly like Windows Hello’s feature of making it easy for me to do away with passwords and simply rely on biometric login because most of the times I end up racking my brains for the password I used for a website that I do not frequent a lot. Windows Hello is undoubtedly the next gen of security features in computers.

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