Microsoft Joins Rush To Kill The Password, Adds Biometric Authentication To Windows 10

Tech firms have been stepping up their efforts to put an end to the password.

The latest to jump on the movement is Microsoft MSFT -0.16%. Today the Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant announced it will support biometric authentication for devices that use its upcoming operating system Windows 10. Called “Windows Hello,” the technology will allow people to use their fingerprint, iris or face to gain access to laptops, tablets, phones and other devices.

“Passwords are the primary method most of us use to protect our personal information, but they are inconvenient and insecure,” Microsoft vice president of the operating system group Joe Belfiore wrote in a blog post announcing the move… [read more]

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