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ZDNet reports that security researchers from German firm SYSS have defeated Windows Hello on Windows 10 machines running older versions of the operating system.

Some of the affected versions of Windows include Windows Server Version 1709, Windows 10 Version 1709, Windows Server 2016, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows 10 RTM, among others. We've seen that in the rise of fingerprint scanners and facial recognition software, such as Windows Hello and Face ID on the iPhone X. Just how foolproof are these biometric authentication methods, though? However, with the feature disabled, they were able to once again fool Windows Hello. On their first test device, which was a Dell Latitude E7470 with a LilBit USB camera, they were able to beat Windows Hello with a photo printout on all Windows 10 Pro builds they tested.

The default Windows Hello configuration could successfully be bypassed on both test devices with all tested Windows 10 versions.

For Windows users, the fix starts by upgrading to the latest version of Windows 10. It is unclear why Microsoft is using an older version when the latest version, 7.57.0 has been out for nearly three weeks, and preceding version, 7.56.1, has been out for nearly two months.

A key element of the attack appears to be taking a headshot of the authenticated user with the near-infrared (IR) camera. However, by printing a modified photo (with a specific resolution or color scale) of the authenticated user, or by covering the RGB camera with tape, the researchers bypassed Hello through the near-IR enabled camera easily.

4K UHD Netflix content on NVIDIA GPUs (update) MS Pulls Free HEVC Support - 11/17/2017 11:31 AMNvidia updated its support pages with an update on 4K UHD Netflix content playback in relation to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Microsoft is continuing its quest to secure its Windows, Office and cloud products and services. Windows 10 users who previously set up Windows Hello on an older version of Windows 10 (like the Anniversary Update last year) will still be vulnerable. Here's what the company will highlight at RSA next week.

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