Microsoft is out to kill passwords by providing an option to log in to its upcoming Windows 10 OS, applications and Web services via fingerprint, face or iris detection.
A feature called Windows Hello will use biometric authentication to log users into PCs, and Microsoft Passport will log users into applications and Web services.
Users have to remember many passwords to log into different services, and biometric authentication provides an easier and more secure way to access PCs and services, Microsoft said in a blog entry.
Microsoft claims that biometric authentication is more secure than passwords. With Hello, there’s no need to store passwords on a device. Users can opt in or out of biometric authentication, and information about a fingerprint, iris or face will be stored locally and not shared with others.
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