Most Smartphones to Have Anti-Theft Kill Switches by 2015

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robert123_74

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1- Steal the phone
2- Turn it off (and remove battery for Samsung phones)
3- Place inside a Faraday cage (or put into airplane mode)
4- Turn on phone and remove all data
5- Wipe phone with software some hacker will create to get around kill switch and reactivation
6- Resale or use as wanted

In the end, I would argue that not having a kill switch is better because it forces people to think about what their actually putting on their phones, while this will simply create a false sense of security.
 

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I don't think they are getting the point. I want a button that makes my phone sizzle and poof (small puff of smoke). Dead and can't be use at all anymore. Then no one has ANY reason to steal my phone.
 

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I just want a stealth GPS heartbeat, so I can go recover it myself. Especially for these $600+ Note and Galaxy phones. And what is with this still being able to use 911 even after a remote lock??? If said thief gets hurt, the last thing I want him to do is use my phone to get help.
 

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1- Steal the phone
2- Turn it off (and remove battery for Samsung phones)
3- Place inside a Faraday cage (or put into airplane mode)
4- Turn on phone and remove all data
5- Wipe phone with software some hacker will create to get around kill switch and reactivation
6- Resale or use as wanted

In the end, I would argue that not having a kill switch is better because it forces people to think about what their actually putting on their phones, while this will simply create a false sense of security.
It does say ""to the extent technologically feasible"... that's code for "this really won't do much is someone has advanced skills
 
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