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Windows 10 Dynamic Lock Automatically Secures Your PC When You Walk Away | HotHardware

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NewsHubWalking away from your PC without first logging out leaves you vulnerable to shenanigans from co-workers. Whether it is an innocent prank or interoffice espionage, the end result is annoying at best. Microsoft seems to have realized this and is testing a feature in its newest Windows 10 Insider Preview build (15002) that, when enabled, automatically locks the Windows 10 device. The feature is called Dynamic Lock, though engineers at Microsoft had been referring to it internally as Windows Goodbye. That is because it does the opposite of Windows Hello , a finalized feature in Windows 10 that can automatically log you into the OS using facial recognition, fingerprint scanning, or examining your iris. In contrast, Dynamic Lock adds a layer of security by logging users out when it no longer detects the user’s presence, such as stepping away for a coffee break or to use the restroom.

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