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No more Windows 10 passwords? Microsoft says Hello to palm-vein biometrics

posted onFebruary 9, 2018
by l33tdawg

Microsoft has added Windows 10 Pro support for palm-vein authentication, as part of its Windows Hello facial and fingerprint-recognition system.

The palm-vein authentication comes by way of a collaboration with Fujitsu, a Windows 10 enterprise hardware partner that is in the process of deploying its own palm-vein biometric technology to 80,000 employees in Japan.

The partnership means Windows 10 Pro users will be able to use Fujitsu's PalmSecure sensors that are embedded into the keyboard of Fujitsu laptops or on a scanner attached via USB. Users hover a hand over the sensor rather than touching a fingerprint sensor. The scanner is already built into Fujitsu's Lifebook and Stylystic series notebooks for the enterprise.

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