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Apple iPhones Could Thwart Attackers
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catvalencia
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catvalencia,
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4/7/2014 | 8:46:25 AM
Re: where do i begin...
Choosing an iPhone can beats Verizon in 3G network speed test. iPhone users should think about how they will use their device. If media consumption is a priority, AT&T would be more satisfying. If reliability is at the top of the list, Verizon is the easy choice. Moreover, iphone is extremely fashionable, but are known to be delicate and somewhat of a fussbudget, also as expensive to repair. In fact, $5.9 billion has perhaps been used on iPhone repairs  since the original was released in 2007.
ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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3/14/2014 | 4:58:07 PM
Re: where do i begin...
Do I understand this correctly -- that if you're not interacting with your phone for some set period, there must be something horribly wrong? Sounds to me like "a good day." 
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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3/14/2014 | 2:03:38 PM
Re: where do i begin...
If implemented, attack detection mode would almost certainly generate enough false positives that it would have to be shut down. Emergency services operators would get tired of the robo calls for help that turned out to be less than emergent.
gev
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gev,
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3/14/2014 | 1:59:47 PM
where do i begin...
Apple is so full of itself

Anyone who stopped holding an iPhone is probably being attacked... there obviously no other explanation!

How about kids falling on their rear end with the phone in their back pocket. How about kids yelling and throwing phones at each other? (you never saw it? i did).  How about guys riding their bikes and making some serious noise and acceleration... The list goes on and on.
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gvandunk,
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3/14/2014 | 10:30:12 AM
Re: Come on ...
This might not be a bad feature as long as the owner can turn it on or off.  Not sure we want a kill switch owned by the telcos, manufacturer or government.  I feel it would just get hacked.

I am perfectly happy with what Apple has done the the Find My iPhone app.  Set this up and the phone is useless except for parts. You will not stop theft for parts with a kill switch. This gives me contol of my phone/data and its "kill" switch.  

The phone can not be reused in any part of the world wiithout the user id and pw.  Done.  The second part is getting the telcos to put the MEID on a shared database so the phone can not be activated and can be easily checked by the public when purchasing a pre-owned phone.  They can all do it they just do not want to.  The kill switch is a bad idea unless it is only owned/controlled by the owner of the phone with no manufacturer, telco or government back door.

Now, if we could use the battery to make the phone melt internally...... but the safety issues are to great for the general public. 
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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3/13/2014 | 5:11:49 PM
Re: Come on ...
Of course, goes without saying. Preferably with a reservoir for pepper spray.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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3/13/2014 | 5:10:20 PM
Re: Come on ...
I think I'd rather have one of those Taser iPhone cases.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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3/13/2014 | 3:47:47 PM
Come on ...
This is theater to distract from Apple's refusal to install a "kill switch" to brick stolen devices.


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