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naperlou
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Re: security of cell phones
naperlou   3/10/2014 11:27:22 AM
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Elizabeth, this is true.  It would be good for normal users as well.  I am looking at new phones. I have an old one that is nice, but dated.  One vendor had a deal of $100 credit for old phones (to use for accessories, etc.).  I couldn't do it.  I have a lot on the phone.  I password protect it.  All phones  that I know of delete data if you fail 10 times to put in the password correctly.  The problem is that there are ways to recover that data. 

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Elizabeth M   3/10/2014 5:41:34 AM
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I agree, Lou, I like the idea of this "self-destructing" smartphone, even for commercial users. Maybe I wouldn't want all the data wiped necessarily, but perhaps a phone that can clear your Web browsing history or personal notes would be good. Contact information i wouldn't be so worried about, but leaving any information on a phone that could help someone access my personal accounts online (banking, Facebook, credit cards etc) after it's been stolen is troublesome. A solution for consumers that could help prevent such a thing would be great.

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Re: security of cell phones
NadineJ   3/10/2014 12:56:31 AM
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I agree with naperlou also.  I'm surprised there's no app to destroy data on a lost smartphone.  At least I haven't seen one.  Everything I find helps track lost phones through active GPS.

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a2   3/10/2014 12:49:34 AM
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@Charles: I think they are doing it by taking the risk itself. Risk is in their hands. It's their decision so it's up to them to decide. True that there is a risk involved in it but definitely there are times where you do need to take risks. If not you cannot compete in the market. 

 

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Charles Murray   3/7/2014 4:36:11 PM
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I couldn't agree more, naperlou. Many people, including corporate executives, have lots of sensitive data on smartphones that could cause problems if it falls in the wrong hands. I can see many high-level corporate executives wanting this feature.

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security of cell phones
naperlou   3/7/2014 2:50:00 PM
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Lauren, the self-destructing phone is a new and important development.  We all tend to have lots of sensitive data on our smart phones, whether it be personal or business. This is a critical capability.  It would be a real restricition of capability if the phone could not be used to its fullest, but it is also a big vulnerability.  I expect we will see this for tablets soon.

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