Microsoft enters post-password era with Hello (promo video)
Just a short promotion clip, but definitly interesting: Microsoft announces Hello, the authentication system inside Windows 10, using fingerprints, iris scans and face recognition. As this will be the default way to login and authenticate, we can definitly speak about the post-password-era in consumer mainstream OS here.
Extremely interesting side-gimmick: Authentication is bound to the hardware, so “stealing” your “login credentials” becomes quite useless, as it will only work if the attacker also steals your PC, too.
Well done Microsoft, well done.
Microsoft has been up to some great things recently. I especially love the more open nature of WIndows 10 with Athens platform. It’s quite fun to see how Apple seems to have slowed down, when Microsoft keeps accelerating with their cool ideas, which is exact opposite of what was happening couple of years ago. Nothing better than seeing fantastic companies compete with each other.
But let’s not forget that it all depends on how Windows 10 eventually turns out – if it is at least as good as Windows 7, Microsoft will be a huge winner. If, however, it does not gain needed popularity, Microsoft will be in trouble. They know that very well, which we can clearly see in their free Windows 10 licenses policy for home users.