It's nice to see Microsoft looking in the future.
Us as users will have to decide to use such things or not.
I personally don't need or want such gadgets but I'm just one person.
I try to remember just because something is possible doesn't necessary mean that should be done.
The place I get my pizza's from uses finger print scanner for their cash registers.
That way they know which employee opens the register and what transaction was done.
When it comes to phones; if you can't keep track of your phone you probable won't remember which finger to use.
Face and eyes will depend whether one partied the night before. Might have to wait a day before your face and eyes were back to normal.
Their are + and - with just about everything.
Layback bear the eye thing may not work if you have eye problem. I have a lazy eye.
I've been taken to task for my comments in my post #26 -- so in fairness to MS, let me explain that the original context in which I read this article (on another forum) was under the heading of "Microsoft is making the password obsolete in Windows 10"
The parts that REALLY bothered me were the following:andWe’ve heard time and time again how insecure passwords are, and Microsoft is aiming to replace them completely,..I'm not opposed to ADDING Biometrics for authentication to Win10; I'm opposed to MS having a plan to force the rest of us to use ONLY Biometrics for Win10.Alongside Windows Hello Microsoft is also launching Passport, a system designed to replace passwords...
For those interested in the entire article, here is the link: http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-h...-in-windows-10
You just have to get used to breathless bloggers claiming stuff is going to 'be dead' and whatever.
Here is the quote expanded
Neowin is a pretty good site, at lot of poster here would agree.We’ve heard time and time again how insecure passwords are, and Microsoft is aiming to replace them completely, while still offering enterprise-grade security and privacy. The company is looking at health organizations, defense contractors and financial institutions as the primary beneficiaries from Windows Hello. but that’s not to say that regular users won’t benefit as well.
The key words there actually being 'aiming to'. If it said what you think it says the quote would have been... 'Microsoft is going to replace them completely'. But hey... Microsoft is aiming to make inroads into the Phone market. Microsoft is aiming to be the biggest company on the planet. Whether they will succeed in such endeavors does not make them a certainty or that they 'are going to' happen. Aiming is a term and could mean a great many things while still holding true.
But in the end, Biometrics is going to be an option, one they'll be promoting as a way to provide secure systems, and one they hope will permanently take the place of passwords. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't... but the old style is still going to be an option for backwards compatibility and particular outlier use cases.. same as oldstyle usernames are still available in lieu of using a Microsoft Account.
Instead of reading what some blogger said why not read the source article from Microsoft to see what MS actually said.
http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwin...windows-hello/Using Windows Hello and “Passport” is your choice and you control whether to opt-in to use it.
I just love the way these hack bloggers leave out the important things.
"Biometric only" security is a stupid idea.
How do you change your DNA, fingerprints, retina, etc. once you've been hacked?
These are the same people who can't even come up with a secure electronic voting system.