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Windows Hello may start making its appearance in banking applications on Windows PC.

With the future of banking closing in fast and technology like facial and fingerprint recognition becoming more widely available, it looks like Windows might be hopping on board to combine the two for banking applications across the globe. Windows Hello is a bio-metric authentication system that can be used to verify a user's identity through a variety of methods, including: facial recognition, iris recognition and fingerprint recognition.

In an attempt to push forward, Lloyds Banking Group has picked up on the idea of using Windows Hello for future banking authentication checks, with tests already taking place to ensure security and tackle any vulnerabilities. Their intention is to release a public test of the feature in the second half of this year, to gauge how well the idea is taken by the public.

If successful, we could not only be seeing bio-metric checks on mobile devices, but also on PCs across the globe, making bio-metric authentication a new standard for security.

Last modified on Friday, 21 April 2017
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Jayme Leigh

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