Mobile Defense

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  1. dr.droid
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    Just wanted to give a heads up since these folks seem to be working hard to perfect their app for each network. I just downloaded Mobile Defense for my Droid and have been testing it out. I really like how it wakes the GPS and locates my phone. From there I can alert, lock or get a map location. I really appreciate how unobtrusive it is. It's not obvious, if lost or stolen, that Mobile Defense is working. The website setup is a snap and I was up and running in minutes. I feel more secure now, thanks Neevo, for a great product.

    https://www.mobiledefense.com/

    Mobile Defense (BETA) v1.2.1 Application for Android | Tools
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    ^^^ Any idea how this compares to WaveSecure? I just downloaded and installed that yesterday. I don't have an issue making the jump though if this app is better.

    Comments? Thoughts?

    TIA

    Edit:
    ****Looks like WaveSecure allows for data backup.****
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2009
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    I hoping they come out with something like this that doesn't use SMS.
    I blocked all SMS messaging from my phone because I didn't want to pay for SMS SPAM I was receiving.
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    Hi Tommyz,
    You can install and activate WaveSecure without SMS as the client will fall back on data if it fails to activate via SMS. You can also perform features like backup from the client. However, server-activated commands like remote tracking and remote backup will not work as the client needs to receive commands via SMS.

    Hope that helps.

    Thanks,
    cheewee
    Team WaveSecure
    WaveSecure - Anti-theft and security software for Symbian, Android and Windows Mobile
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    Will the software ever work without SMS? I have no desire to pay for SMS, when I have internet access on the phone.
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    So only use it if you lose your phone :huh:

    The twenty cents for the SMS message to lock and get the GPS location of your phone once it is lost or stolen is cheap.
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    The problem with Verizon's current SMS system is you can't whitelist messages from some good phone numbers. I started receiving SPAM SMS messages, so I had Verizon completely block SMS messages. I was unable to block them online, because they appeared to be coming from different phone numbers each time.

    Until Verizon has a white list type system, I am keeping SMS blocked.:mad:
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    I know the app is free but is the mobile defense service free?
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think WaveSecure enables your GPS.

    I have Wave Secure now and when I login to the website and click to find the location of my phone, it is 1/4 mile off. Pretty neat, but not accurate if I lost or someone stole my phone.
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    It probably uses AGPS or Assisted GPS which can be less accurate.
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    I've just installed it. I have Lookout, which will locate your phone also. Interesting that this app has no icon as it's all done by the web.
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    Hi schmaltzy,
    WaveSecure uses GPS if it is available. Unfortunately, Android (1.5 onwards) doesn't allow apps to turn on GPS without user intervention. Of course, if we prompt the user to turn on GPS it defeats the whole purpose of silently tracking your phone.

    WaveSecure on other platforms - Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and Symbian supports this.

    Thanks,
    cheewee
    Team WaveSecure
    www.wavesecure.com
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    If you install the current version of Mobile Defense as a system app it can auto-enable Wireless/GPS location providers as needed and even prevent users from uninstalling the application.

    Best Regards,

    Ken Adair
    Mobile Defense
    https://www.mobiledefense.com
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    Was trying to decide between the two - Will sign up for Mobile Defense right now and give it a try.
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    Ken, how do you install it "as a system app"? Does the phone have to be rooted?
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    Just installed so far works as advertised. The alarm is LOUD
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    I can't get this to activate. I get the automated sms when I try to activate it via the site, but after a half hour it never activates. When I press the icon on the phone it just says waiting to activate.
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    Hmm.. I just clicked on the link, took me to the site & activated from there.
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    So the automated text you got had a link that activated it?

    My text just says:

    "noreply@mobiledefense.com: This is an automated activation message from Mobile Defense" + random code after...

    So I get that text and then I click the icon and it gives me a message saying awaiting activation. Do I do something with that random code from the sms?
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    Check your email. Should have a link to click to activate from your desktop.
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