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Mozilla Firefox 66 to Feature Support for Microsoft’s Windows Hello

The next major update for Mozilla Firefox will include a new feature for Windows 10 devices: support for Windows Hello.

The next major update for Mozilla Firefox will include a new feature for Windows 10 devices: support for Windows Hello.

As part of its efforts to reduce the risks of passwords being exposed to hackers and the login process to be more convenient for users, Microsoft rolled out biometric authentication via Windows Hello, a feature that was once available even on the company’s Windows phones.

Windows Hello is now a key feature of Windows 10 and it can be used with dedicated cameras or fingerprint sensors that come built-in on new devices or with peripherals supporting it.

Additionally, Microsoft gives developers the necessary tools to integrate Windows Hello in their apps for faster authentication. Several apps have already been updated with support for biometric authentication, including Enpass, for instance, which is currently one of the top cross-platform password managers.

Microsoft itself added Windows Hello support in a series of apps, like Microsoft Edge browser, so Mozilla is now following in its footsteps with a similar update for Firefox.Windows Hello in FirefoxOnce Windows Hello is configured in Windows 10, Mozilla Firefox should let you log into your favorite websites all by scanning your face or fingerprint. The feature is currently in the works and should become available for all users with the release of Firefox 66 in the spring.

Needless the say, this option will only be available in the Windows 10 version of Firefox and will require dedicated hardware that supports Windows Hello. Without it, you can’t configure Windows Hello in Windows 10 anyway.

According to Mozilla’s very own release schedule, Firefox 66 should be released for all supported platforms on March 19. The application already in beta development stage right now, and the latest stable build is Firefox 65.0.1. A second stable update could be shipped in the remaining weeks.
 
 
 
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