Wednesday, 11 January 2017 11:45

Dynamic Lock aims to keep your PC secure by locking your device when you're no longer present

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If you're a fan of Windows Hello but dislike how there's no option for it to automatically lock your PC when it detects you as no longer present, we have some good news for you. The latest Insider Preview builds of the Windows 10 Creators Update include a feature called Dynamic Lock, which will attempt to detect when you are no longer present in front of your PC, and lock the device for extra security.

Now although this feature is referred to as Dynamic Lock in build 15002, we're told that internally it was referred to as Windows Goodbye, a fitting name if you think about it. Instead of logging you in, it locks you out for extra security. This will be super beneficial for those in enterprise, who may have sensitive info on a machine that they are frequently having to step away from. In case you forget to manually lock your device, Windows will be able to do it for you with Dynamic Lock.

We're not exactly sure what Windows will look for to determine if you're no longer present at your device as Microsoft is yet to document this feature. It could simply be a rebranded version of "after 15 minutes of inactivity, lock my device", or it could be a much more 'dynamic' feature, utilizing Windows Hello enabled equipment, proximity sensors and more to detect if a user is present and determine how long they've been away for.

It's pretty safe to say that Dynamic Lock won't lock your PC immediately after you've stepped away, so it shouldn't become an annoyance if you're someone who is constantly stepping back and forth from their device.

Also in the realm of Windows Hello improvements, the Hello set-up experience has been jazzed up slightly, with a more detailed camera preview when setting up facial recognition. There's plenty more features and changes showing up in the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview builds, so make sure you stay tuned at Windows Central for more.





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Samer Hmouda

I was Borne and raised in Kuwait, I take my degree in low from Lebanese university in 1994.

Technology is my passion so I read and teach myself a lot of things related to networking and technology. Internet was one of the most help tools in my learning. I watch many videos and learn from many articles which I read on the web, so now I will try to help others same as I got help from others without waiting for any thanks.

Samer H.

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