In the era of excessive tech usage, protecting one’s own privacy has become a greater concern. With the growing advancements, hacking people’s accounts or systems have become even more widespread, and needless to say, easy. Due to the growing cases of cyber crimes, someone had to do something to fight off this cyber menace.
Emerging with an incredible breakthrough in the world of cyber security, Microsoft launches its impenetrable system, Windows Hello, a facial recognition that is so meticulous and robust that even twins can’t game it.
Comes with the latest addition to the Microsoft Windows family, Windows 10 (aka Win10), Hello offers three distinct login methods: facial recognition, Iris detection and fingerprint scan. Its facial recognition system is, especially, so flawless that it can distinguish even between twins.
A tested was carried out by the Australian Microsoft Corporation by setting 6 pairs of twins against the new facial recognition system. Each half of the pair was asked to create a login account through the facial recognition and the other half was asked to game it using his identical face. The result: the system blocked the other half from logging in.
How does it work? The company uses Intel’s powerful, RealSense 3D camera to scan the depth of the object, in this case the user’s face or iris, before letting the user in. In fact, the system is perfected to the extent that even waving the image of the user before the camera doesn’t work at all. Plus, it can even detect the user’s face through the user’s cosmetics.
As hacking is becoming quite prevalent in the cyber world, in the coming future we will see passwords wiped out completely and replaced by biometric systems like Hello facial recognitions, fingerprint scanning or Iris detection.