Mobile Defense vs Wave Secure

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  1. cyber3d

    cyber3d Member

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    I wish that were the case. But, unfortunately, I do indeed have the GPS on. How accurate is it for you?

    But, that brings up another quesiton. If the GPS has to be "on" ..... Can you remotely turn the GPS "on" to ensure the tracking map accurately show the phone location?
     
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    No you cannot.
     
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    If the GPS cant acquire a signal then it will use the towers as well. So sometimes deep in a building as opposed to near a window you wont acquire a signal.
     
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    I have the same problem where WS is locating my phone blocks away. I'm outside the radius it is predicting it to be located within.

    I have GPS off, but it doesn't appear to be triangulating, simply pinging back the current tower. Seems i'm getting signal from that tower outside of the projected range.

    Idears?

    Tired of switching around on these security apps. I'd like to stick with WS and get rid of Lookout, Where's my Droid and the others.

    WS Seems ok to me.
     
  5. bbeyu

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    I hv just installed WS and noticed 2 problems already.

    1. I added 3 buddies during the prelim. registration/setup after install. Then I decided to delete 2 of them and remain 1 for testing purpose. However, I noticed then the 3 names still appear on the 'Settings' sections on the Website when my phone is currently showing 1 person on my buddy list?? pls fix asap as there doesnt seem to be way to edit Settings on the Website?! Plus, if I have to try editing/uninstall/reinstall on my phone, it will end up repetitively bugging my buddies since you guys have no button for just TESTING but each time it bugs ppl w/SMS alert.

    2. I see that in the FQA/Feature sections that there is an Auto back up feature, but I couldnt find it on my apps installed on the phone? Where is it???
     
  6. cheewee

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    Hi bbeyu,
    Thanks for giving WaveSecure a spin.

    The text notifications to your buddies are sent from the client on your phone. Once you have removed the numbers you don't need to worry about WaveSecure sending text messages to those buddies removed from the list.

    We apologize for the web site not reflecting the change. I've logged this down and informed our development team.

    WaveSecure runs on Symbian S60 3rd/5th Editions, Windows Mobile and Android. Scheduled backup is available for Symbian and Windows Mobile. We're still working on Android to include that feature.

    We're also working on launching a new website. We will update the FAQ to reflect that.

    Do join us on our Facebook page for the latest updates on WaveSecure.

    Thanks,
    cheewee
    Team WaveSecure
    www.wavesecure.com
     
  7. KZIWarrior

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    Doesn't look like either of these will work for me (no SMS)... I have deactivated SMS from my account (VZW apparently sells the numbers, as I NEVER got spam before switching to VZW) and I thought WaveSecure would get around this... It did allow me to connect and register and even connects to the server from the phone (e.g. to backup contacts) but no server initiated commands will work (i.e. I cannot backup or LOCK the phone from the server/computer)... oh well...

    MobileDefense will not even allow you to activate w/o SMS. I guess I'll keep WS on just in case and then I call call VZW and get them to activate SMS before I have to lock and wipe the device should it get stolen.
     
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    Cheewee, thx for your prompt feedback.

    But that was the problem occured yesterday, I have already deleted the other 2 buddies on my phone but when i did a test lock on the website, the SMS still went to all 3 of my buddies. That was why I then checked my settings on the website and found out it still showing 3 instead of 1 buddy. Now I am scare to run any test again fearing my mates will all run away fm me ~
     
  9. cheewee

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    Hi bbeyu,
    Can you get in contact with our support to sort out this issue?

    Thanks,
    cheewee
    Team WaveSecure
    www.wavesecure.com
     
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    For the people at wavesecure...

    Could you guys change the way users log into your wavesecure web application by not using the cell phone number as the login id? That is a privacy issue. Change it to a standard username or something other than the phone number. That's so old school and outdated. I'm a UI developer and I would never have any of my customers use our products that required them to use their phone number as the user id. Btw, I already added it to the feedback page.

    Thank you kindly.
     
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    I played around with Mobile Defense a bunch today and really like it. If your phone is rooted, then you can install it using ADB as a system service. Aside from not showing up in your app tray and being extra hard to kill (ie, you must use ADB/Terminal to uninstall it), installing with root lets you remotely turn on GPS. Being able to turn on GPS remotely is a huge plus to me since I always leave it off to conserve battery.

    I also use Handcent SMS, so you can set a contact for Mobile Defense then add it to your blacklist so there is no notification of you remotely activating the program. The send alert is nice and loud, and allows you to add txt to it, like "I'm standing behind you, give me my goddamned phone." or "Punch to head imminent..." It will also allow you to set a 4-digit pin for the audio alarm.

    The lock feature is a little finicky to setup, I didn't figure it out until I went to the website and found a FAQ about it. Basically, you have to set the pattern, then use the website to unlock it, and then you're good to go.

    I'd love remote software that lets me get audio/video feed from the phone. Maybe one day.
     
  12. cheewee

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    Hi s-one,
    Thank you for your feedback.

    There are several reasons why we decided on using the cell phone number as the login. Mobile number is unique and users will definitely not forget their own number. This makes it a lot easier for them.

    Also, on some WaveSecure builds on other platforms, the activation process doesn't even require the user to enter the mobile number (it will be used automatically).

    That said, we are exploring the possibility of using email addresses in future.

    Thanks,
    cheewee
    Team WaveSecure
    www.wavesecure.com
     
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