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German researchers beat Windows 10 face recognition using

Windows Hello is a feature now only shipping in Windows 10, allowing PCs with the necessary hardware to use special imaging techniques to let you sign in with just a look.

Even those running the latest Fall Creators Update could potentially be victims here. ZDNet reports that security researchers from German firm SYSS have defeated Windows Hello on Windows 10 machines running older versions of the operating system.

Netflix has supported both 4K and HDR on Microsoft's Xbox One family of devices for some time, and being a UWP app, PCs and Xbox should run similar builds, so you might be surprised that Windows 10 didn't support HDR already.

Security researchers are urging Windows 10 users to update their systems to prevent attackers from using a printed headshot to bypass Windows Hello facial authentication.

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The Register spotted SYSS's advisory on Full Disclosure. Microsoft chose near-IR imaging for authentication because it worked in poor lighting and offered some protection against spoofing attacks, since IR images aren't typically displayed in photos or on a screen. Holding the printout up to a locked device's camera successfully unlocked it. "Depending on the targeted Windows 10 version and the target device hardware configuration, slightly different modifications of the spoofing attack had to be used, for example photos with higher resolution (480×480 pixels instead of 340×340 pixels) or specially colored images", explained the researchers.

The security company first reported the vulnerability to Microsoft back in October, and it plans to publish further test results in Spring 2018. If a user were to update from an older version like 1607 without reconfiguring Hello, then they will still be vulnerable to the attack.

What do you think about Netflix HDR support coming to compatible Windows 10 computers? However, with the feature disabled, they were able to once again fool Windows Hello. In the case of Windows Hello, it may not be as secure as you thought.

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