The next major update to Windows 10 is set to add a host of new super smart security features.
The most recent preview build available to users on Microsoft’s Insider programme, has unearthed a new featured called Dynamic Lock, which can reportedly detect when a user has stepped away from their computer, before locking it in order to prevent anyone from accessing the device whenever it is left unattended.
Windows Central reports the new feature will use the Windows Hello facial recognition technology to establish when the user is present at their machine.
Currently the Windows Hello feature uses facial recognition to allow Windows 10 users to login into their PC.
However, the Dynamic Lock feature will use an updated version of Windows Hello, which Microsoft has nicknamed internally as ‘Windows Goodbye’.
The new feature is expected to be included in the Windows 10 Creators Update which set to be released in April.
The news comes after Microsoft has announced a number of security improvements to its Edge browser.
The most significant of the improvements, which will also be available in the Windows 10 Creators Update, will see Edge block untrusted Flash web content by default, which should help to improve both security and stability to devices running Windows 10.
Edge will also include a useful new feature that will allow users see a visual preview of each tab they have open, without having to leave their current page.
Microsoft is also reportedly set to update its blue screen of death with a new ‘green screen of death’, which will help users detect and solve issues with their device more easily.
However, all these security improvements and useful features could come at a cost after it was discovered that Windows 10 may soon include more advertisements than ever before.