Hackers Trick Windows Hello With a Single Infrared Image

CyberArk researchers tricked Windows Hello, the passwordless authentication system built into Windows 10 and Windows 11, using a single infrared image accompanied by an all-black frame.

Windows Hello encompasses three authentication methods: a user-generated PIN, a fingerprint scanner, and a facial-recognition tool. CyberArk researchers specifically targeted its facial-recognition capabilities, but issues have also been discovered in other aspects of the system.

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