Alternative authentication methods gaining more ground

Windows Hello – by which I can log onto my Surface Pro 4 by simply looking at my screen – is one of my favorite things about Windows 10. You don’t realize how much of a pain it really is to have to type in your user name and (strong, thus long and complex) password every time you come back to your desk from getting a cup of coffee, until you don’t have to do it anymore.

Now there are reports that  Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 – which will be my next phone in a long series of Notes – is going to have facial rec authentication, too. This will be even more useful on a phone, where typing that long password without a full sized ergo keyboard is even more cumbersome.

The speculation is based on a patent filing, so it’s by no means a sure thing, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Read more here:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulmonckton/2016/06/30/samsung-galaxy-note-7-iris-scanner-patent/?ss=Security#61d181692ddf

 

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