Working on a Windows 10 Pro laptop at the office? You’ll be able to log in more securely than ever, thanks to a partnership between Fujitsu and Microsoft. The two companies are releasing palm vein authentication via Windows Hello to businesses #biomagic
Fingerprint and iris authentication is the standard nowadays, but it’s not impossible to trick. When it comes to confidential data that is saved on work devices, forgery is not just annoying, it can bring about terrible consequences. So, Microsoft and Fujitsu have teamed up to offer a better biometric unlock method. This one uses palm veins to authenticate the user.
Fujitsu PalmSecure tech uses near-infrared light to capture a user’s palm vein pattern, creating a unique biometric profile. The solution then compares it to a pre-registered one. If they match, the user gets access to the device. Unlike other biometric technologies though, this one can’t be fooled since it needs to “see” the blood flow to recognize the pattern correctly.
The user experience is very straightforward, too. Users need to just place their hand above the sensor and wait to be recognized and confirmed.
Fujitsu is already enabling the feature on the computers of their employees. Unfortunately, there’s no word on the date of the public release.