An Apple patent describes automatic security changes depending on where we are and what we do

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Unfortunately, many do not activate it, simply because they are too lazy to enter that code over and over again. But a Apple patent wants to solve that by automatically changing our security settings depending on where we are and what we do at the time.

An Apple patent describes automatic security changes depending on where we are and what we do
An Apple patent describes automatic security changes depending on where we are and what we do

The benefits of HomeKit could allow, as described in the patent, an iPhone or an iPad not to ask for the security code if it is at home . But it would do so as soon as the user set foot on the street and left their home wireless network. It would be us who would tell the iPhone when to be more or less secure, differentiating between fixed locations or even when we are on any kind of private or public transport.

The patent describes a system that seems to be tailor-made for HomeKit

Each security measure, moreover, could behave differently . In the same way that we already have a 15 minute window with in-app purchases after entering our password, we could have a full unlock time after entering our fingerprint. The iPhone would mean that we are the ones who are still using the iPhone. But if we don’t enter our fingerprint, for example, we could be asked for the lock password again and again.

It is a patent published at the end of 2012, but it comes out now. And it fits, because their applications can become a reality thanks to the HomeKit that Apple showed to the developers at the last WWDC14. It will depend on the hardware we have, but it will surely mean much more comfort for us.

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