Windows Hello sign-in options (PIN, face recognition, fingerprint) are more secure and thus the recommended sign-in method. An added benefit here is that you will have to authenticate less with your mobile device when logging in via a Windows Hello sign-in.
Windows Hello sign-in :
a more advanced authentication method introduced by Microsoft. It uses biometrics or a PIN to verify a user's identity. Windows Hello supports several biometric options such as facial recognition, fingerprint scanning or iris scanning. Instead of relying solely on a password, Windows Hello generates a unique token that represents the user's identity and can be used for authentication.
a traditional authentication method in which the user enters a secret combination of characters to gain access to a system or account. It usually consists of a username or email address and an associated password that the user must remember and enter correctly.
Advantages of Windows Hello
and biometric authentication include:
With Windows Hello, you no longer have to remember complicated passwords or worry about password management. Users can simply authenticate using their biometrics or a PIN, which is often faster and more convenient.
Biometric authentication adds another layer of security because it is unique to each individual and difficult to fake. This reduces the risk of password attacks such as "brute forcing."
Resistance to password-related problems:
Windows Hello reduces the risk associated with common password-related problems, such as password reuse or weak passwords. Biometric data is specific to the user and cannot be easily shared or guessed.
For these reasons, we recommend using Windows Hello sign-in methods.
Created: 5 July 2023
Last updated: 6 July 2023 12:55:11