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Hackers got past Windows Hello by tricking a webcam

Hackers got past Windows Hello by tricking a webcam

Biometric authentication is a key piece of the tech industry's plans to make the world password-less. But a new method for duping Microsoft's Windows Hello facial-recognition system shows that a little hardware fiddling can trick the system into unlocking when it shouldn't. Services like Apple's FaceID have made facial-recognition authentication more commonplace in recent years, with Windows Hello driving adoption even farther.

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