“One of the more exciting new software features Apple introduced with macOS Sierra is Auto Unlock, a feature that allows users wearing an Apple Watch to quickly unlock their Mac and bypass the pesky password prompt altogether,” Yoni Heisler reports for BGR.
“During a recent episode of The Talk Show podcast, John Gruber of Daring Fireball brought up the issue of Auto Unlock security with Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior VP of Software Engineering,” Heisler reports. “Gruber asked Federighi what security mechanisms Apple incorporated to make the feature truly secure.”
“How will Apple ensure that a Mac will not be continuously unlocked just because its owner happens to be nearby?” Heisler reports.
Read how measuring distance at the speed of light is integral to your Apple Watch being able to securely unlock your Mac in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: It’s secure.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Davey” for the heads up.]