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Location-sensitive security patent

3 Jul, 2014

Apple files a patent titled Location-Sensitive Security Levels and Setting Profiles Based on Detected Location. The patent involves having a device detect its location and which security measures are appropriate for the situation:

Because some locations may be inherently more secure, such as a user’s home or office, these locations may be considered ‘safe’ and require less stringent security. It can be desirable to have decreased security requirements when the mobile device is at a secure location. Conversely, some locations may be considered higher risk or ‘unsecure.’