Lately there has been a lot of talk and discussion regarding mobile security, and privacy for that matter, and it looks like Google has a few tricks up their sleeve. New details provided by Engadget shows that Google recently filed for a patent that will allow for location-based security for mobile devices and our smartphones. This sure would make some businesses happy.
The patent is pretty self explanatory based on the title, but there’s more to it than that once you dig into the actual filing by Google. Essentially what you have is a far more secure device, all based on the users location, instead of just the usual slide-to-unlock system, etc.
Imagine your device having no unlock method needed while you’re at home, because you are sitting on the couch and don’t need to enter a pin every time you use it. However, leave the house and the device gets a bit more secure. Or even work phones (even if most are switching to BYOD) phones could essentially lock-down and be ultra secure once the device leaves the work environment.
Devices like the HTC One Max and new iPhone reportedly have fingerprint scanners, and even the Moto X has an accessory to bypass the unlock screen should you choose. Google’s looking to fool all those by simply altering the level of security based on location. I like it, and hopefully this branches down into all Android devices.