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lost phone - security question

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by JudithPrietht, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. JudithPrietht

    JudithPrietht Well-Known Member
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    lost my phone last night - think it was probably stolen while i dozed on a night bus.

    i had the pin number lock on the phone, and was wondering how easy it is to break? in addition, i reported the loss within the hour, so Orange have disabled the phone and sim.

    just curious as to what risks there may be of my info being gotten at - gmail/facebook passwords, stuff like that...
     

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  2. furious duck

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    Don't know how easy it is to break but I'd certainly change your email password etc.
     
  3. SUroot

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    Change your passwords.

    It's will be the same difficulty to break as any code the same length.
     
  4. nx1977

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    Change all passwords accessed on the phone.

    Should lockout after 5 attempts and ask for your gmail password.

    I'd think about investing in Wavesecure, as you could have located and remote wiped! ;)
     
  5. Rob Jones

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    I have just installed Lookout and set up everything, their website and recomendations seem fairly genuine, wont help you this time though. Here is the link if anyone is interested:

    https://www.mylookout.com/features
     
  6. EddyOS

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    Quick question. If they knew to turn the phone off and get into recovery couldn't they do a factory reset? It'd wipe data but would get access to the phone, no?
     
  7. jay_kay

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    Yep that is the case. I'd say the majority of the scum that nick the phones would not have a clue and are just doing it to fund something but there will always be someone that knows.

    I had my old N96 stolen while I was in a pub but I had tracking software installed. Went on my mates iphone, logged into the site and hunted the MF down. Worked a treat and the beating he got will make the little sh1t think again before stealing someones phone :D
     
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  8. papa j

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    not sure will ask boss monday
    here and there some times in the midle but most of
    but the snag i see here with these programs that track your phone and erase all info is that you need them to have mobile Internet running . and if you have a limited use of that and you have it turned off your stuffed or do they work of the network signal . unless there is a way to turn it on once its been stolen ?
    if there is cool

    see just asking the question not wishing to rub any one up the wrong way
     
  9. yenrod

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    This reminds me of the time I found a Nokia 1100 real basic phone on the pavement...gave it away yet I did have karma muttering at the back of my mind...

    Talking of beating - I recall when some t$%t stole my bike...he gave it up honestly, when I found him - but if he wouldn't of.......
     
  10. nx1977

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    Unless in airplane mode, IIRC Wave secure will turn back on data unless you have an app that controls data use like Juice defender.

    If rooted, again IIRC, wavesecure will remain active and installed if the uninstall protect ap is installed.
     
  11. Cougar

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    Yep - WaveSecure can wake from an SMS trigger, IIRC.
     
  12. gcobb

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    Total Control is another winner if you want to send SMS commands to your phone to have it return information, including locking, wiping, sending your location, etc.
     

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