Insecurity of Passwords Not an Issue with Windows Hello Feature
A new feature that will show up in Windows 10 will help in addressing the common problem faced by gadget users and that is the insecurity of passwords. With Windows "Hello" feature offered in Windows 10 you can log in to your device just by looking or touching at it.
Windows 10 is all set to launch this summer and Microsoft has announced that a new feature called Windows Hello is being introduced for the users of computers and devices that run on Windows 10. This Windows Hello feature will give users the option to access their devices and computers using iris identification, face recognition or matching of fingerprints.
In addition to this, Microsoft has also revealed that Windows 10 users can make use of the Microsoft Passport programming system to sign in at websites and other applications. Microsoft has said that it has introduced the Hello and the Passport feature as there is a growing concern over the insecurity of passwords.
Passwords are very easily hacked by cyber criminals and hackers, even if the password is a complex one. But, with most of the people looking to use simple passwords that are easy to remember, hackers have a feast when it comes to hacking passwords. The Hello biometric system offers better usability and security than the traditional passwords.
The main reason why such kind of the biometric system is preferred is because of the asymmetric cryptography, which enables the secrets to being stored on the users device and is not stored in the cloud. There is no way a user will be losing his authentication credentials even if there is a breach of security as no information is stored on the server.
The addition of the biometric authentication like Windows Hello to the all-new Windows 10 OS can help in increasing the popularity of this operating system.