Microsoft plans to offer the Windows Hello biometric sign-in feature for its upcoming Windows 10 operating system. Users will have the chance to scan their face, fingerprint or iris, which can be used to unlock PCs, laptops, or smartphones.
Windows Hello can be used to access protected content, authenticate apps, and other "online experiences," Microsoft says.
Meanwhile, Intel said all systems that utilize its RealSense F200 sensor can support Windows Hello. All data will be stored locally on each PC or device, and will remain anonymous in case hackers compromise it.
"For facial or iris detection, Windows Hello uses a combination of special hardware and software to accurately verify it is you - not a picture of you or someone trying to impersonate you," the Windows Blog notes. "The cameras use infrared technology to identify your face or iris and can recognize you in a variety of lighting conditions."