Windows Hello Harnesses the Power of Facial Recognition

“Hello! Is it me you’re looking for? I can see it in your eyes; I can see it in your smile.” Is this Lionel Richie or your computer empowered by facial recognition software?

Windows Hello is a more personal way to access your Windows 10 devices securely using a PIN, facial recognition, or fingerprint. The biometric facial recognition uses a combination of infrared (IR) cameras and software to increase accuracy and guard against spoofing. These cameras that see in IR light allow the software to reliably tell the difference between a photograph/scan and a living person. Many vendors are including external cameras that incorporate this technology, and major laptop manufacturers are integrating it into their devices too.

Say “cheese” and smile for security! Contact us to learn more!

First published in our August 2021 IT Radix Resource newsletter