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Windows 10 build 15002 brings Dynamic Lock to Fast ring users

Microsoft recently released build 15002 to Fast ring Insiders. This build brought a slew of new features including nifty upgrades to Edge, a Blue Light option, and Theme Management. However, a pretty neat feature, named 'Dynamic Lock', was overlooked.

When Windows Hello was introduced, it added a wealth of new enterprise-grade security features without the need to type in a password. The convenience of being able to use facial recognition or a fingerprint changed how you could access your PC. It appears that Microsoft has been tinkering with a feature that will now bring security when you move away from your PC. According to the folks at Windows Central, internally the feature was dubbed Windows Goodbye and can now be found in the latest build as Dynamic Lock.

The feature will work by locking your device when you step away from your Windows 10 computer. Unfortunately, there currently isn't much detail on what specifically will trigger Dynamic Lock. If Microsoft is channeling some of its Windows Hello technology, one might speculate that facial recognition or an iris scanner might be used to properly identify when a user is present and when they leave.

The company could even take it a step further and opt for a simpler option of like having Dynamic Lock work with the Authenticator app that was released as a beta earlier last year. This approach would leverage the Bluetooth connection between the smartphone and PC to determine proximity between the devices and lock the PC should the smartphone no longer be detected in range.

Naturally, these are all just ideas at this point and Microsoft will surely shed more light on the feature when the time is right. For now we can only speculate and ponder how this feature might work.

Source: Windows Central

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