Mobile Defense vs Wave Secure

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  1. funken

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    ^^^ I was going to type the exact same thing.
     
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    Yeah good point to the post above.

    One thing I have noticed with WaveSecure too, whose GUI just looks much better from every angle, it doesn't seem to show the address when locating the device in maps. Mobile Defense nicely displays the address of where the phone is located and that is very helpful. WS only showed me the location on the map.

    Am I missing something?
     
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    Hi funken,
    It's different because you can customize a message to be sent when you lock it.

    Thanks,
    cheewee
    Team WaveSecure
    www.wavesecure.com
     
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    Hi Parafly9,
    You're right. The NYTimes and Lifehacker articles did us a lot of good coverage but our servers got hammered. Our web team has addressed this and should be back to normal now. :)

    Thanks,
    cheewee
    Team WaveSecure
    www.wavesecure.com
     
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    Hi ntrddragn, funken and ntrddragn,
    You can go to our official feedback channel at feedback.wavesecure.com to post your suggestions!

    Thanks,
    cheewee
    Team WaveSecure
    www.wavesecure.com
     
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    WARNING FOR ANYONE USING AN SMS POPUP APP!!

    I just sent a txt with my wife's phone using the Command "Secure Lock xxxxxx(pin number)" AND it locked the phone but since I have an SMS pop up app the text message also popped up on the Wave Secure lock screen WITH MY PIN # IN PLAIN VIEW!!!

    SO, I indeed locked my phone and just gave the "thief" my PIN NUMBER!!!

    Need to to take this new "Command Pin" back to the drawing board for some tweaks!
     
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    ^^^ Good to know, but you could either disable the SMS popup or just use the website to lock your phone. Personally, I think I will leave the SMS popup on and lock via the website. That way I can also send text messages to the person who has my phone.

    But ya it would be sweet if they could code the pin in the text message.
     
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    I just sent WaveSecure a message suggesting that they add in some features from iGuard such as the geofencing and the ability to record audio and take pictures of the perps!
     
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    Hi 928Droid,
    Thank you for raising this up and giving us a chance to explain. The reason you brought up is exactly why we introduced SMS Command PIN in WaveSecure.

    When you send SMS commands from another phone, the message will be in plain text. To prevent the original PIN from being compromised, WaveSecure now lets you specify a SMS Command PIN to prevent the thief from getting your original PIN.

    The SMS command PIN only works for lock, locate and wipe. Therefore, even when the thief got to know your SMS PIN, he will not be able to unlock the phone.

    Also, the WaveSecure lock screen only accepts the original PIN, not the SMS Command PIN. This way, even if the thief gains access to your SMS Command PIN, there is no way for him to unlock the phone.

    Alternately, you can just use our secure site and not worry about SMS Command PIN. :)

    Hope that clear things up.

    Thanks,
    cheewee
    Team WaveSecure
    www.wavesecure.com
     
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    Understand, and that makes sense, but it should be made clearer to everyone going forward the ramifications if you don't set and use the secondary Command Pin when sending text commands.

    I still think some thought into a way to "scramble" or mask the Pin # as it is recieved would be a better solution. You guys are obviously very good a what you do, I know the brian trust at Wave Secure can come up with a more secure solution!
     
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    Hi 928Droid,
    We've posted it on our blog.

    Actually, WaveSecure is already able to intercept text messages for Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms so this isn't a problem. For Android, it is currently not possible to implement. Hence, the need to introduce this until the platform allows us to do so.

    Thanks,
    cheewee
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    Thanks for the update/clarification!
     
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