Even identical twins can’t fool Windows Hello

It is almost every day now that news comes, detailing a hack or leak, revealing the passwords of millions to the world. In response to the evolution of this thorny cause célèbre, tech companies have made it their mission to restore confidence in the security mechanisms we use on a daily basis.

Windows Hello is Microsoft’s answer, and by all accounts is quite impressively accurate; so much so in fact that even identical twins pose no challenge for its mystical algorithms. In a test mounted by The Australian, and the Australian Twin Registry, it was found that the service was able to distinguish between the twins with impressive accuracy.

Using an Intel RealSense enabled camera, Windows Hello is an embedded service in Windows 10 machines, allowing users to unlock their device using their faces alone. As this service is expected to come with the rumored new Lumia flagships, expect Microsoft to make a great deal more of it in future.

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