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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fldude99, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. fldude99

    fldude99 Android Expert
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    Am I missing something? But where is the setting to not allow a different sim to work in the device?
     



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  2. fldude99

    fldude99 Android Expert
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    I guess nobody is interested in security. Is anyone using a locking or security type app? I don't see anything anywhere that would even be as simple as the remote lock on the Nokia N97...text a secret word and the phone is locked..done
     
  3. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    Look harder. There are plenty:

    WaveSecure Mobile Security - Android app on AppBrain
    Track & Protect - Android app on AppBrain
    ES Security Manager - Android app on AppBrain
    Theft Aware Trial - Android app on AppBrain
    SmrtGuard Mobile Security - Android app on AppBrain
    F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile - Android app on AppBrain
    Beacon - Android app on AppBrain
    EasyRecover (Trial) - Android app on AppBrain
     
  4. Jack45

    Jack45 Android Expert

    On the surface, the F-Secure app looks good.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DntSjpgRPo

    EDIT: Chatted with F-Secure. Data existing on the external SD card is not included in a remote wipe. If you domicile your backups on an external card another individual would be able to perform a restore even if internal SD info is wiped.
     
  5. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    Well that's silly. I'm not going to remember to remove the MicroSD card before my phone gets lost/stolen. :rolleyes:

    Maybe I should contact F-Secure too and voice my thoughts on this.

    I wonder if the author of Titanium Backup could be convinced to add password-encryption to the backup files.
     
  6. Jack45

    Jack45 Android Expert

    It's a failure on the part of the Product Manager when he/she authored the requirements document (as well as a failure of others within F-Secure to notice the glaring omission). Yes, it's free, but it's used to upsell the consumer to their Mobile Security app, and if the little brother is lacking...

    BTW, yesterday I submitted the ability to wipe the external SD card as a feature request for the product's next iteration.
     
  7. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    Did your exploration of the list turn up any better candidates?
     
  8. Jack45

    Jack45 Android Expert

    WaveSecure looks polished and robust - $20 per year. It will wipe the external SD card, but will not wipe email and calendar files as they are protected by the OS. So, if the phone is lost or stolen, the email password should be changed a.s.a.p.

    Caveat: Now owned by McAfee.
     
  9. fldude99

    fldude99 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Yikes..a couple of folks that installed this had their phones lock on them! One reviewer's story is that it locked up when going to flight mode then back. The app must have thought the sim was changed..NG
     
  10. Jack45

    Jack45 Android Expert

    Thanks for the heads-up. That said, if you'd ask Symantec (or any other software company for that matter), they'd say "that's why it's called a beta."
     
  11. ewingr

    ewingr Android Enthusiast

    My wife had a scare with an almost lost phone. I want to put an app on for location, lockdown, etc.

    I'm going to explore some of the apps above. In the meantime has anyone implemented one that they have any feedback on?

    One thing that may be an issue is that I do not have a subscription to SMS. I use Google Voice.
     
  12. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

    you can try lookout. it doesnt have a wipe but it has a way to locate your phone and you can also make it "scream." you can also backup all your stuff to their website which is pretty neat
     
  13. ewingr

    ewingr Android Enthusiast

    I'm really liking what I see with Theft Aware.

    When you install it, it asks for a Name to use for the app, so that it will not be recognizable as a security app, and that is what shows up in the App Drawer. But then when you try to run that, it won't run w/o a security code that you set up.

    When it is 'active', it in fact does not even show up in the app drawer. Don't see it in the list of running apps either. Not sure how they accomplish that.

    I'm going to experiment with it.
     
  14. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    Looks like my email to the author had an effect. :) Encryption has been added to the latest version.
     
  15. titan2005

    titan2005 Member

    Why don't you just do a sim lock? It's already built into the Captivate.
     
  16. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    Maybe because we're not talking about the SIM card, but instead about the MicroSD card?
     

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