The security in Windows 8 has old functions, and new functions. Some are awesome and intuitive, and some are a little lack luster. You can now use a picture password with gestures, a 4 digit pin number, and your standard password options and also you can use your finger print if your laptop or tablet has the fingerprint reader included in the hardware.
Let’s start the detailed windows 8 security features review with the picture password. Basically you can choose a picture, and then make different swipes or functions with your mouse, which acts as the password. This features works good when you mouse movements and clicks aren’t too complicated, but when going from corner to corner diagonally, I was unable to repeat the password twice. When I created a new one, and clicked each corner once, I was able to duplicate the password and it seemed to work great. Cool feature and defiantly new, but could use some tweaking.
The other features like the 4 digit pin number is pretty straight forward and simple. You choose 4 numbers, enter it and waa-laa, you are in. This is the same as using your debit card or the last 4 of your social security number! EZ PZ.
The finger printer reader in windows 8 is also much of the same. You can swipe multiple fingers, so depending on what finger is most convenient at the time, is which finger you can use. The reader is however you set it and I personally like it a lot.
That is about it for the Security and login functions inside of Windows 8, but stay tuned for more articles about Windows 8 and it’s other awesome features. Keep on nerd’n on!