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6 Anti-Theft Apps for the iPad and iPhone

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6 Anti-Theft Apps for the iPad and iPhone

6 Anti-Theft Apps for the iPad and iPhone

6 Anti-Theft Apps for the iPad and iPhone

According to consumer reports over 1.6 million smart phones were stolen in 2012. Thefts of smartphones and other mobile devices increased again in 2013. According to Android Authority California and Minnesota took steps toward becoming the first states in the country to pass laws requiring smartphones to feature stronger anti-theft technology.

The Huffing Post reports that major smartphone manufacturers and wireless companies would offer free anti-theft features on all new smartphones made after July 2015. The features, known as a “kill switch,” would allow users to erase data on a stolen smartphone and lock the device so it can’t be used again.

Apple products have recently updated some of its software to help discourage the theft of ipads. If an iPad is stolen, it cannot easily be restored or reset to factory condition without the original passwords. The Android uses a app called Cerberus, which takes a photo of anyone entering a wrong access pass-code. Until the law is inline with society check out this article by TechTarget on some existing technology the help discourage theft.

 

 

 

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Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

May 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

Posted in iPad

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  1. It’s also a good idea that, if you’re buying a smartphone from an individual, be sure you can reset it before you hand over any money. Trust me.

    The Real Dr. Laura

    May 30, 2014 at 10:53 am


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