Advice Request Windows Hello biometric log in - A question

Please provide comments and solutions that are helpful to the author of this topic.

HarborFront

Level 71
Thread author
Verified
Top Poster
Content Creator
Oct 9, 2016
5,994
Is sign in Windows Hello using fingerprint/facial scan useful as a security measure?

Because if you intentionally use the wrong fingerprint/facial scan a couple of times it'll then prompt you to use your password/PIN to log in.

Or sign in using fingerprint/facial scan is a matter of convenience. Similarly, sign in for phones as well using biometrics

:rolleyes:
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: piquiteco
F

ForgottenSeer 98186

Is sign in Windows Hello using fingerprint/facial scan useful?
It is very useful:
  • Unlocking password manager
  • Log into various web app accounts
  • Use in MFA combo with hardware key (FIDO2 or YubiKey 5 series)
  • Windows account logon
  • Security settings configuration access in Microsoft account
  • etc
 
  • Like
Reactions: vtqhtr413

HarborFront

Level 71
Thread author
Verified
Top Poster
Content Creator
Oct 9, 2016
5,994
It is very useful:
  • Unlocking password manager
  • Log into various web app accounts
  • Use in MFA combo with hardware key (FIDO2 or YubiKey 5 series)
  • Windows account logon
  • Security settings configuration access in Microsoft account
  • etc

Sorry, I meant its usefulness as a security measure. Edited my starting post

And, with hardware security key, it works with local accounts only. Cannot work with admin account

 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: piquiteco

About us

  • MalwareTips is a community-driven platform providing the latest information and resources on malware and cyber threats. Our team of experienced professionals and passionate volunteers work to keep the internet safe and secure. We provide accurate, up-to-date information and strive to build a strong and supportive community dedicated to cybersecurity.

User Menu

Follow us

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to know first about the latest cybersecurity incidents and malware threats.

Top