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If you're running an older version of Windows 10, and make heavy use of Windows Hello to login to your PC, you might want to consider moving to the latest build. Researchers from German security firm SYSS have discovered that the Windows Hello biometric authentication system can be defeated using a printed-out picture. We should mention that while the is a serious security breach, it requires a bit of work to successfully accomplish. A close-up, high-resolution image of the target's face must first be captured with a near-infrared camera (that's the first hurdle). The captured image then forms the basis for tricking the near-infrared cameras that are embedded in modern notebooks to support Windows... Read more...