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Enable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows Hello Face Authentication

Enable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows Hello Face Authentication: Windows 10 PC allows you to sign-in using fingerprint, face recognition, or iris scan using Windows Hello. Now Windows hello is a biometrics-based technology which enables users to authenticate their identity in order to access their devices, apps, networks etc using any one of the above methods. Now face detection in Windows 10 works well, but it can’t differentiate between a photo of your face inside your mobile or the actual user face.

The potential threat because of this issue is that someone with your photo could unlock your device by using their mobile. To overcome this difficulty, the anti-spoofing technology comes into actions and once you have enabled the anti-spoofing for Windows Hello Face Authentication, a photo of the authentic user cannot be used to login into the PC.

Enable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows Hello Face Authentication

Once the enhanced anti-spoofing is enabled, Windows will require all users on the device to use anti-spoofing for facial features. This policy is not enabled by default and users have to manually enable anti-spoofing feature. Anyway, without wasting any time let’s see How to Enable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows Hello Face Authentication with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

Enable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows Hello Face Authentication

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Disable or Enable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows Hello Face Authentication in Group Policy Editor

1.Press Windows Key + R then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter to open Group Policy Editor.

gpedit.msc in run

2.Navigate to the following location:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Biometrics\Facial Features

3.Select Facial Features then in right window pane double-click on the “Configure enhanced anti-spoofing” policy.

Double-click on Configure enhanced anti-spoofing policy in gpedit

4.Now change the settings of the Configure enhanced anti-spoofing policy according to:

To Enable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows Hello Face Authentication: Select Not Configured or Disabled
To Disable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows Hello Face Authentication: Select Enabled

Enable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows Hello Face Authentication in Group Policy Editor

5.Click Apply followed by OK then close Group Policy Editor.

6.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 2: Disable or Enable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows Hello Face Authentication in Registry Editor

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Biometrics\FacialFeatures

3.Right-click on FacialFeatures then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Right-click on FacialFeatures then select New then click DWORD (32-bit) Value

4.Name this newly created DWORD as EnhancedAntiSpoofing and hit Enter.

Name this newly created DWORD as EnhancedAntiSpoofing and hit Enter

5.Double-click on EnhancedAntiSpoofing DWORD and change it’s value to:

Enable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing: 1
Disable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing: 0

Enable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows Hello Face Authentication in Registry Editor

6.Once you have typed the correct value simply click OK.

7.Close registry editor and reboot your PC to save changes.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Enable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows Hello Face Authentication in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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