Apple Watch To Deliver Heightened Security with Autolock Feature

By Prarthito

    Apple may have been in the news for both the new iPhone variants that we saw getting launched. But nothing can take away the limelight that the new Apple Watch deserves. And although the new Apple-made wearable will face a bit of competition from its other Android Wear rivals, its brand name should see it go the distance.

    Apple's new Watch wearable has seen the Cupertino-based tech giant making an eventual plunge into the wearable tech industry. And now we are getting to hear that the new Watch will protect both itself and the user's data by self locking itself, provided it fell into the wrong hands.


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    Apple Watch To Deliver Heightened Security with Autolock Feature

    A recent Cult of Mac report claims that users can let go of any such fears since the Apple Watch will automatically lock itself whenever the user takes off their watch. In fact, the Apple Watch has sensors on its backside that will sense when it's not being worn. After that it locks down the payment options behind a certain passcode as a security measure.

    "The answer wasn't addressed at Tuesday's unveiling, but an Apple staffer at the hands-on demo told me how the watch will be protected against fraud." the report stated.

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    "Thanks to sensors on the Apple Watch's back, the device can tell when it's being worn and when it has been taken off. When you first put the watch on, you must enter a code. When the watch is removed from your wrist, the watch locks itself and can't be used for payments unless the code is entered again."

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    Now you may ask exactly how difficult it is to bypass any such codes for a professional hacker? Well, if you are into it knee deep, it shouldn't be much of an issue. But there should also be some kind of added layer of security on top of it that should keep the tech protected from prying eyes.

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