At the WinHEC conference in China today, Microsoft showed off a new biometric authentication feature called Windows Hello. The ambitious technology, which uses fingerprint and iris recognition to replace passwords, will debut in Windows 10 devices later this year.
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Microsoft adding password-free sign-on via Windows 10 to Azure Active Directory, cloud apps, and more.
In almost every security incident there's some best practice that someone didn't follow. Here are six security technologies and techniques that would help in these cases.
Windows Azure is is compliant with the PCI DSS, a standard designed to help thwart credit-card data fraud. Meanwhile, Azure's Hyper-V Recovery Manager is now generally available.
[Correction] A log of recent account activity, an account recovery code and better control of notifications to be added in coming days. Microsoft accounts are used in Windows 8, Outlook.com and Skydrive.
Improved database availability and push notifications are among a string of new capabilities for the Windows Azure cloud.
Microsoft has warned that a vulnerability in Windows Phone operating systems could allow hackers to access your passwords when connected to rogue Wi-Fi hotspots.
Facebook introduces what it describes as the digital version of lending your house key to a friend when you go on vacation.
The IronKey Workspace is an encrypted USB flash drive certified by Microsoft to be a Windows To Go drive device.
You've got questions about the Windows 8 upgrade. Can you burn the upgrade files to DVD or a USB flash drive? Is it possible to go from a 32-bit Windows PC to 64-bit? Who qualifies for cheap upgrades? I've got the answers you're looking for.
Researchers say hackers could easily spread their attack after gaining Windows passwords.
Security researchers have confirmed a vulnerability in now Apple-owned fingerprint software that exposes passwords on Windows PCs.
Microsoft has had to come up with a new way for Windows 8 users to boot from USB drives because the operating system's start-up time is too quick for the old method, the company has said.Since Windows 95, users have been able to press a function key such as F8 or F12 during start-up, to access advanced boot menus, debugging options and other features.
When you've lost a critical password for a system you administer, one of these tools may save the day.
In my quest for Ultimate Freelancer Flexibility, I have purchased a MacBook, so that I can run Linux, Windows and Mac and be able to walk in to any development environment and start work instantly. No more installing software or waiting for passwords!
Microsoft has announced a partial list of features of Windows 8 Enterprise, with the majority already available in previous operating systems.One new feature in a list published by Microsoft on Wednesday was 'Windows To Go', a Windows 8 desktop which can be loaded onto USB stick, aimed at businesses keen to let employees bring their own devices to work (BYOD).
People can quickly load a secure cloud-based Windows or Linux operating system onto client computers via a USB device, thanks to prototype technology developed by IBM
Faster and more convenient than installing from a DVD.
Apple is proposing to store password recovery secrets into peripherals and build a system where peripherals like power cords communicate directly with the computing device.
Windows 8 users will be able to take their PCs back to factory settings in much the same way as is possible with smartphones and other consumer devices
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