Windows 10 with new security options coming July 29

Microsoft announced it plans to publicly release Windows 10 on July 29. Current users of Windows 7 and 8 will be able to upgrade free for one year after the release, and prices for those who don’t qualify for a free upgrade will range from $110 for Windows 10 Home to $199 for the Pro version.

Last month, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would do away with the tradition of “Patch Tuesday” – issuing software updates (including patches to fix recently discovered security holes) on Tuesdays…

I’ve never heard of Patch Tuesday, but since updates are now on daily basis, I have no idea what they’re talking about.

Windows Hello is intended to bypass easy-to-steal passwords with biometric security options including “facial recognition technology,” according to Hallum. Users of Windows Hello can also choose iris-scan or fingerprint recognition although, as the Dark Reading security blog points out, any of the biometric Hello options will require additional hardware and software support…

Now that law enforcement has perfected face recognition technology, we all get to use it.  I wonder how police officers (and DEA agents) are gonna like being recognized by cell phones? 🙂

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