Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Seagate 6th Generation High-Speed Enterprise Performance HDD
Google Pixel XL Manufacturing Cost is in Line with Rival Smartphones
Intel introduces Atom E3900 processors For IoT
HTC Losses Deepen
BlackBerry Announces DTEK60, Latest Android Device With BlackBerry's Security Software
Emporio Armani Launches A Hybrid Smartwatch
Toshiba's Voice Recognition Technology Can Distinguish Multiple Individual Speakers Without Training
Alexa Skill To Lets You Control Your Harmony Hub-based Universal Remotes
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Mobiles > Android...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Android, Windows Phones To Feature Kill Switches

Google and Microsoft will incorporate a "kill switch" into the next versions of their smartphone operating systems in order to help deterring theft, the New York attorney general’s office said.

Public officials have been asking mobile companies to add mechanisms to allow smartphone owners to disable the devices if they are lost or stolen, limiting their resale potential.

Following Apple’s release of a kill switch in September, thefts of iPhones in some cities "plummeted," said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who helped start a law enforcement coalition aimed at addressing the thefts.

CTIA-The Wireless Association also said in April that its members would offer technology next year to let customers remotely wipe data from their devices and render them inoperable when stolen.

CTIA has developed their Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment. Software and hardware companies -- including Google and Microsoft -- that sign on commit to implementing a series of anti-theft features by July 2015:

- Remote wipe the authorized user's data (i.e., erase personal info that is added after purchase such as contacts, photos, emails, etc.) that is on the smartphone in the event it is lost or stolen.

- Render the smartphone inoperable to an unauthorized user (e.g., locking the smartphone so it cannot be used without a password or PIN), except in accordance with FCC rules for 911 emergency communications, and if available, emergency numbers programmed by the authorized user (e.g., "phone home").

- Prevent reactivation without authorized user's permission (including unauthorized factory reset attempts) to the extent technologically feasible (e.g., locking the smartphone as in 2 above).

- Reverse the inoperability if the smartphone is recovered by the authorized user and restore user data on the smartphone to the extent feasible (e.g., restored from the cloud).

Microsoft says it is committed to follow the CTIA's guidelines and meet the commitment before the July 2015 deadline.

In addition, the next version of Android will include a factory reset protection solution to help deter smartphone theft.

Facebook Back Online After Crash        All News        Japan Display To Produce 7-inch, 4K Display For tablets
HTC To Release New Internet of Things Product     Mobiles News      Samsung Gear Update Improves Pedometer

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Android Devices Vulnerable To Physical RAM Attack
ZTE Will Launch 4K Capable Android TV Set-Top-Box at Broadband World Forum 2016
Google Offers Up To $200K In Android Vulnerability Rewards Program
Android 7.0 Nougat Released For Nexus Devices And LG V20
Millions Of Android Devices Infected With Chinese Malware
Android N Will Be Called "Nougat"
'GODLESS' Android Mobile Malware Uses Multiple Exploits to Root Devices
Fraunhofer SIT Finds Vulnerabilities in Android Security Apps
Worldwide Smartphone Sales Grew 3.9 Percent in First Quarter, Windows Phone, Blackberry Shares Keep Shrinking
Focusing On Android N
Europe Sends Statement of Objections to Google on Android And Applications
Android N Developer Preview Releases With Slit-screen

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .