Microsoft defends Windows Hello security despite flaws being found

Microsoft has been forced to defend its Windows Hello software following the publication of a worrying security vulnerability that allows people to trick your webcam into unlocking your Windows 10 PC using little more than a printed photo.

As we reported when the news broke last week, PCs running versions of Windows 10 older than the recently-released Fall Creators Update and that use Windows Hello to unlock the machine using a webcam, can be easily caught out by a simple laser-printed photon taken with a near IR (infrared) camera.

Since then, Microsoft appears to have gone on the defensive, and has published a blog post that extols the virtues of using Windows Hello, rather t…
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