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PROTECTION: Theft protection with XDADeveloper's IIWPO
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 15.12.04 - 19:51:09 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 9006x
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Stealing Notebooks is pretty common, stealing mobile phones or PDAs is even easier. Even with a password protection, which might protect your files and data - your device is gone. :-(
Over at XDADevelopers they've started a pretty cool project called IIWPO which works with HTC Himalaya or Wallaby devices (known as Xda, Xda II, i-mate Phone Edition, etc).

If someone steals your device, they probably want to either change the name of the owner, or cold boot it altogether. Either way, with IIWPO installed the device detects that the owner name doesn't contain the name that you have set at the next wakeup and sends one or more SMS messages to a number you have set. In the best case, the new 'owner' provided address and all other relevant information. If he/she didn't, at least you have the new phone number of your device.

It is up to you what you do with this information.

Pretty cool idea. :-) IIWPO is available from XDADevelopers for free, a detailed instruction is available as well.

Cheers ~ Arne

Related Links : [More Information & Download] Source : [Marc Zimmermann]


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