Windows Hello: Security with a smile

It’s time to say hello to the latest innovations in device security with the Microsoft Windows Hello.

Microsoft Windows Hello, part of Windows 10, gives you a completely personalised and secure way to authenticate access to your device, based on your own presence.

How does Windows Hello work?

In conjunction with Microsoft Passport, Microsoft face authentication in Windows 10 is an enterprise-grade identity verification mechanism that’s integrated into the Windows Biometric Framework (WBF).

The Windows Hello face authentication uses a camera specially configured for near infrared (IR) imaging to authenticate and unlock Windows device.

You can literally log in with just a look or touch; no need for a password. And in case you think your new haircut or red lipstick will compromise your authentication, it provides a consistent image (using IR) in diverse lighting conditions that also allows for subtle changes in appearance including facial hair, cosmetic makeup, and so on.

Log into your Surface device in less than two seconds, this is three times faster than a password.

TIP: You can always keep your PIN as a backup.

This combines the edge of innovative technology with another layer of security to surround your device.

How to set up your Windows Hello on your Surface device

  1. Select the Start button
  2. Select Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options to set up Windows Hello.
  3. Under Windows Hello, you’ll see options for face, fingerprint, or iris if your PC has a fingerprint reader or a camera that supports it.
  4. Once set up, you’ll be able to sign in with a quick swipe or glance.

It’s time to become your own password for your Surface device. Windows Hello only scratches the surface of what Microsoft can deliver to your organisation.

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