A group of researchers have proven that Microsoft’s Windows Hello fingerprint authentication isn’t as strong as the company might have thought. This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen Windows Hello’s various authentication methods hacked, but it does prove that Microsoft has a bit more work to do when it comes to its biometric security.
Previously, we saw Windows Hello’s photo authentication being fooled by printed photographs. Now, though, a group of security researchers have managed to break through the fingerprint authentication systems that Microsoft uses for Windows Hello systems. The group was brought on to test the system by Microsoft, so the company will likely work to improve its authentication systems going forward.