Tech Microsoft Windows 8 : Signing In with a Picture Password

Windows 8 : Signing In with a Picture Password

-

- Advertisement -

One of the new features coming in Windows 8 is the ability to sign in using a Picture Password. Microsoft have posted a detailed article on how this works and it’s worth reading.

win8 password

This is the start of the post:

Picture password is a new way to sign in to Windows 8 that is currently in the Developer Preview. Let’s go behind the scenes and see how secure this is and how it was built. One of the neat things about the availability of a touch screen is that it provides an opportunity to look at a new way to sign in to your PC. While many of us might prefer to remove the friction of getting to a PC by running without a password, for most of us, and in most situations this is not the case or is at least unwise. Providing a fast and fluid mechanism to sign in with touch is super important, and we all know that using alpha passwords on touch-screen phones is cumbersome. This post is authored by Zach Pace, a program manager on our You Centered Experience team, and looks at the implementation and security of picture password in Windows 8. Just as a note, you can also use a mouse with picture password too, just by using some click and/or drag actions.

Check out the entire blog post, it’s very interesting.

Andrew Edneyhttp://moviesgamesandtech.com
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay connected

7,124FansLike
9,357FollowersFollow
27,500SubscribersSubscribe

LATEST REVIEWS

Review: Beyond Blue

It is not everyday where a video game that caught you by surprise and completely won you over has a mirror version...

Review: Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition Xbox One Wireless Controller

So far everything about Cyberpunk 2077 has my attention, from the marketing and trailers, to the social media promotions and the incredible...

Review: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

It's been a long time since Nintendo released a trio of special JRPG on the Nintendo Wii. One of the games, Xenoblade Chronicles, was...

Review: Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath

NetherRealm Studios accomplished something very special with Mortal Kombat on it’s original release. It had taken everything it had learned from Mortal...

Review: Steelseries Arctis 1 Wireless Headset

Here is our review of the Arctis 1 Wireless Headset from Steelseries.

Review: Roccat Kain 120 Aimo Mouse

Here is our review of the Roccat Kain 120 Aimo Mouse. The Kain has...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you