Internet Explorer 11, A Game Changer

By | May 21, 2012 | 12 Comments

Internet Explorer 11, A Game ChangerWindows 9, Windows Phone 9 included.

Ever wondered what could possibly Internet Explorer 11 bring to the table? If the recent rumor is true, it will change the security game as we know.

According to Insideris, with the help of Kinect (probably Kinect 2 by the time it’s released) or a fingerprint reader, Microsoft will assign a unique ID for your finger (or face), which will be used as follows:

- If user is joining a new web site and it requires to choose a password, user touches a fingerprint reader (or smiles), unique password is generated and uploaded to Microsoft’s cloud (from what It seems, user does not actually see his password) and it’s pretty much done.
- When user wants to login, Internet Explorer 11 will detect that the password has already been generated for the following site, he touches a fingerprint reader and password is entered automatically.

Basically, it pretty much eliminates insecure passwords as all of them are generated automatically, they are stored in the cloud, user no longer has to remember complex combinations and Trojans can no longer steal login data, as user does not have to type it.

Win/Win?


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  • http://twitter.com/ihbrune Henning

    Well, isn’t this exactly the idea Google promotes in Chrome? Look at this page:

    https://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/dev/developers/design-documents/password-generation 

    Just the fingerprint thingy is missing (and I think using fingerprints is a bit stupid).

    • Przemysław Lib

       Photo are stupid when FACEBOOK is so popular ………..

  • ForgotMyPassword

    Seems to me that you’re kinda hosed if you need to log into a site from a computer other than your own if that computer doesn’t have the same hardware.  What if you want to check your Gmail / Facebook from a friend’s older laptop?

    • Max Renn

      Very true. And I also don’t trust that kind of info to any “cloud” storage.

    • NicolaMantovani

      duh, just have a main, strong and LONG pass-phrase to use as a master password, like windows 8, which will use your microsoft account password AND/OR a numeric pin AND/OR a picture password.

    • http://hector-macias.blogspot.com Hector Macias Ayala

      Agreed, as only very modern PCs will sport a fingerprint reader.

  • Marc

    Good idea.  Until someone hacks it, and with the hard part on the client end, it shouldn’t be too long until we hear about its security wholes.

    • Marc

      holes*!    My bad.

  • ezberhane

    Seems like a great idea. But if it’s not something I see my family members using, I doubt it’ll be a viral feature. And what happens when you’re not on a finger reader and you need to sign in to a website?

  • Hggjhhjhjhjhgjgh

    what if a person are twins so almost identical face ?

    • apád anyád

      That’s the smaller problem. People managed to pass Android 4.0-s FaceLock with simple pictures. What makes it completely useless, what’s more, it even makes things more easier. Nothing guarantees that this won’t be any similiar.

  • MacVities

    The Kinect gimmick will be long dead by then,