David Kirkpatrick

September 30, 2008

Protecting mobile devices

Filed under: Business, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 8:13 pm

This is a pretty cool award-winning invention from Maverick Mobile.

From the link:

Maverick Secure Mobile software installs in the hardware of mobile telephones, not in the changeable SIM cards that identify users to telecom service providers.

The application runs in an unseen “hidden mode” in mobile telephones, encrypting contact numbers and other data if crooks puts new SIM cards in the handsets.

The India-based firm’s software also retrieves contact lists from devices and sends new SIM card telephone number and location data to mobile telephones designated by original owners.

The application also sends copies of any telephone numbers a thief has called and copies of text messages he or she may send.

“And its all sent using their data plan, so the best part is the thief pays for it,” Jain said.

Owners of stolen devices are given the power to disable stolen mobile telephones or make them play blaring alarms that only stop when the batteries are out. Replacing a battery re-initiates the irritating sound.

Secure Mobile was given a “Demogod” award as one of the top launches at the Southern California event.

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