Friday, July 09, 2010

F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile

Yesterday, i installed F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobil application using Nokia Ovi on my E71. I found this application interesting after reading it's description:
With F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile you can be sure that your personal and confidential information won ’t be misused by anyone. If you suspect your phone is missing you can remotely lock it or wipe the data so that your private text messages or pictures don’t end up in the wrong hands. You can also locate your phone or the person holding it remotely.
The application is free of charge if you only use the anti-theft feature, but if you wanted an anti-virus and firewall protection, you will have to buy the full version of mobile security which has 12-24 months period. Your bill will be charged using credit card.

Today, i tried to test this application by sending a text message using the format #LOCATE#<security_code>. This is the format that should be used to locate our phone in case it's being stolen by other people. In a few minutes, it will reply with a text message with an URL of Google Maps which spotted our mobile phone location. Very cool isn't it? Evil Grin

In case you want to lock your device remotely, use this format: #LOCK#<security_code> and if you want to wipe your data (in case you have sensitive data that you don't want other people to find out), use this format: #WIPE#<security_code>.

Here's a video on YouTube to show you how to find your stolen phone