Tip of the Day: Windows Hello Setup on Lock Screen

Today’s tip… Set up Windows Hello faster and more securely in Windows 10 April 2018 Update! No longer do you have to run through Settings. Set up the following right on the lock screen by clicking the Windows Hello button under the sign-in options: Windows Hello Face Fingerprint PIN There’s a GIF on the blog that…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Hello, now with Synchronous Certificate Enrollment

Today’s tip… In the past, Hello (hybrid scenario) users had to wait thirty minutes after first creating a PIN before they could use it to logon due to the time it takes for a public key to sync back to the on-premises AD using AAD Connect. If the user tried to logon before the sync-back…

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Tip of the Day: Say Hello to FIDO Devices

Today’s tip… The FIDO (Fast Identity Online) alliance is a collection of companies including Microsoft, Google, PayPal, and hundreds of others, all working together to solve the shortcomings of passwords. Motivations driving this work include: Weak or stolen passwords account for approximately 76% of all network intrusions. In surveys, 81% of respondents reported using the…

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Tip of the Day: Avoiding Common PIN Patterns in Windows Hello

Today’s tip… Have you ever encountered the following warning when creating a new PIN for Windows Hello? If so, have you ever wondered what logic is used to distinguish a “common PIN pattern”? Common number patterns are PINs that have the same difference between multiple digits in the PIN. For example, in 123456 the difference…

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