Windows 10 face recognition login can be bypassed using a photo

January 4, 2018

OLDER VERSIONS OF WINDOWS 10 will allow hackers to bypass the Windows Hello facial recognition login feature using a simple photograph of the user.

That’s according to German security outfit Syss, who discovered the flaw in Windows 10 PCs running versions which are older than the Fall Creators Update.

The surprising thing is, even relatively low resolution laser-printed photo of the user taken with a near IR (infrared) camera could be used to fool the login screen, the security firm claims. Although this will require some manipulation. 

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