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Will Windows 8.1 (Windows Blue) feature the ability to use your fingerprint as a password?

Windows 8.1 fingerprint password

Microsoft has already implemented a picture password feature in Windows 8, allowing users to pick a picture and draw on it to unlock their computer. This method adds a more personal touch to Windows 8. But what if Microsoft was looking at adding yet another neat password feature?

When digging through system files on the recently leaked Windows 8.1 build 9385, a feature called “fingerprint password” was present but not functional. Is Microsoft working on a means of using your finger as a password?

Fingerprint readers have always been ideal to eliminate the need of remembering passwords, since all you have to do is scan your finger to log into Windows. If this new feature makes to to the final build of Windows 8.1, we wonder how Microsoft will make this functional. Would you have to purchase a separate device in order to use fingerprint password? This idea seems great and is yet another way to further personalize Windows 8.

More on this as it unfolds.

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