Android/iphone users get you a good remote wiping app

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  1. pc747

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

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    iPhone passcode security can be bypassed in less than two minutes [video]


    The chances that someone would have such a tool may be slim, but the exploits we use to root/jailbreak can also be used for bad reasons, ie identity theft. With these smart phones now having everything about our lives it is easy for a no good person to get this and go wild. So here are some saefty tips:

    Android users If you have a rooted device you can do a nandroid backup and copy the backup to your computer.
    Iphone users back up your data with itunes.

    Mke sure to install and enable an app/program that has remote wiping features. If you have your device backed up (either with itunes or a nandroid backup) you can restore your data later. I will edit this op to post recommended backup and wiping apps for android and apple.

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    http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=173390
    I see google has a way to do it with out an app.

    http://www.tested.com/how-to/articles/3743-how-to-remote-wipe-data-on-an-android-phone/2/
     
  2. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    Great advice pc.

    As for remote wipe app, I personally use seekdroid. I wasn't aware Google had that feature, but definitely good to know. A bit off topic, but this is the reason why I refuse to use Google Wallet, after have 2 accounts compromised I refuse to put my CC information on my phone.
     
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    Google's feature is only for google apps for business accounts, I believe. Not everyone... but since it's Android, there are lots of great apps out there that do it as well.
     
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    The norton antivirus free version has an sms remote screamer finder locker wiper unlocker triggered by passphrase

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