Microsoft, Dell and Lenovo laptops vulnerable to Windows Hello authentication flaw

Researchers employed reverse engineering techniques on both software and hardware

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Microsoft, Dell and Lenovo laptops vulnerable to Windows Hello authentication flaw
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Microsoft, Dell and Lenovo laptops vulnerable to Windows Hello authentication flaw

Hardware security experts from Blackwing Intelligence have exposed vulnerabilities in Windows Hello's fingerprint authentication system, demonstrating how it can be bypassed to gain unauthorised access to devices.

The research, sponsored by Microsoft's Offensive Research and Security Engineering group and presented at the Microsoft BlueHat conference, sheds light on critical shortcomings in the implementatio...

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