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Microsoft’s Biometric Security Platform Gets FIDO2 Certification

Microsoft’s Biometric Security Platform Gets FIDO2 Certification

“…Windows Hello is a pioneering security system that allows Windows users to sign into their devices with a fingerprint scan or infrared face scan, provided those technologies are supported on the device.” Microsoft has attained FIDO2 certification for its Windows Hello authentication platform, dramatically extending the authentication standard’s reach. Built into the Windows 10 operating…

Dell Brings Biometric Security Features to Latest Latitude Computers

Dell Brings Biometric Security Features to Latest Latitude Computers

Dell has unveiled the latest iteration of its Latitude series of computers, offering a raft of new features to enterprise-level customers. In addition to the expected performance upgrades – including better connectivity and battery life – Dell is delivering biometric security tools to better address the data safety concerns of modern employees.      Specifically, the…

Windows 10 Update Emphasizes FIDO2 Authentication via Hello

Windows 10 Update Emphasizes FIDO2 Authentication via Hello

A new Windows 10 update has delivered FIDO2 authentication, with Microsoft placing its Windows Hello biometric authentication platform closer to front and center for end users. With respect to the latter, Windows’ development team has now placed a Windows Hello setup button right on the OS’s lock screen. It’s clearly a move aimed at encouraging…

Windows 10 Update Delivers FIDO2 and WebAuthn

Windows 10 Update Delivers FIDO2 and WebAuthn

“FIDO has mounted a longstanding campaign to get third party support for its strong authentication standards and expand the compliant device ecosystem, but bringing FIDO2 support to major web browsers effectively brings FIDO support into the Internet’s core infrastructure.” FIDO2 and WebAuthn support has officially arrived on Windows 10, via the operating system’s October 2018…

New Code Suggests Google Will Deliver Face Unlock in Coming Chrome OS Devices

New Code Suggests Google Will Deliver Face Unlock in Coming Chrome OS Devices

It looks like Google is preparing to bring a Face Unlock system to future devices running on its Chrome OS. The revelation comes by way of some newly added code in Chrome’s back-end. While the clues offered in code snippets can sometimes be a bit ambiguous, this sample seems pretty clear, with its key line…

Forthcoming Notebook PCs To Feature Synaptics Biometrics

Forthcoming Notebook PCs To Feature Synaptics Biometrics

“The technology is being used together with Windows Hello, the biometric authentication platform built into the Windows 10 operating system.” Synaptics has teamed up with US-based chip maker AMD to deliver biometric security to computer products. More specifically, forthcoming notebook PCs based on the AMD Ryzen Mobile platform will integrate fingerprint sensors from Synaptics –…

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on FIDO2 Security Keys

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on FIDO2 Security Keys

The FIDO2 authentication standards were only announced a couple of months ago, but Fingerprint Cards has leapt at the opportunity to explore new applications of its fingerprint sensor technology in the form of FIDO-compliant USB sticks. The key new offering is a set of USB security devices from Feitian. Called BioPass FIDO2, the security keys…

Microsoft Discusses Windows 10 Tech Ecosystem

Microsoft Discusses Windows 10 Tech Ecosystem

Microsoft has been talking up the various devices and partners associated with its forthcoming Windows 10 operating system at this week’s Computex conference at the Taipei International Convention Center. In addition to the new and upgraded features of the OS itself – including Windows Hello, the new Microsoft Edge browser, and upgraded AI assistant Cortana…