Find My iPhone easy to bypass?
So, with the new freebie for iOS 4.2, how easy would it be to bypass Find My iPhone? If it's set up via the new email account settings in Preferences, wouldn't a thief just erase that account and completely bypass the feature?Gimme a vector, Victor. I'm coming home. Roger, Roger. Huh?
- 11-23-2010, 01:39 PM #2
Most thieves aren't smart enough to do that or know how to even use an iPhone which is why they're thieves in the first place. But just in case they are, you have to get to a computer or another iPhone fast to lock it if it's not already locked. Then locate it, and send it a message saying the police is on its way. And if there is absolutely no chance you're getting it, just remote wipe it.
- 11-23-2010, 02:19 PM #3
Therein lies the problem. I use mine for work and get text messages all day long. It's a pain in the *** to have to unlock it way. I'd love to see voice recognition to unlock it, ya know?Gimme a vector, Victor. I'm coming home. Roger, Roger. Huh?
- 11-23-2010, 05:57 PM #5iPhone Beginner
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I guess it's a trade-off between convenience and security. I never used to use a password to unlock but once I added my work's exchange server to the phone, I started using one. After a week or so, it's pretty automatic.
Also...it would be easy to unlock my front door with a voice command but until they come out with that, I have to use a key
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- 11-29-2010, 12:34 AM #12iPhone Newbie
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My company's enforced Exchange security policy includes a device wipe after 10 incorrect passwords. As valuable as MobileMe is, the second a thief (or even innocent "finder") hits the 10th wrong code, my ability to locate and trace the device is history... That said, since Apple logs serial numbers when activating via iTunes, maybe all wouldn't be lost...
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- 11-29-2010, 03:52 PM #14
Scratch that...AT&T no longer blacklists IMEI #s. I guess they're more interested in signing the thief up for new services than helping you get your phone back.
Guess you have to treat your iPhone like a stack of 6 or 7 $100 bills. Lose it and you are SOL.
Last edited by TampaDude; 11-29-2010 at 04:11 PM.
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