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New security application for when a BB is lost possible?
Given it can be done from a BES and there are some host based applications/services that can do it, how about a stand alone application that offers remote control of a device via emailed or SMS'd requests. The idea is that the app sits in background and is pre configured by the user with a password.
The user can then send emails or txts with a syntax that will control certain functions. E.g.
sent as a txt or email to the device would lock the device and send a confirmation reply email/txt to the email_address/tel_number that sent the request
Other commands could be to WIPE the device, or LOCATE it (switching on the GPS and sending co-ordinates next time it had a position lock). Or maybe send a POPUP message and sound (even if the device is locked)
Actually there is an application similar to what you describe...I know Hayden posted it in a news update a few months back - I will look and see if I can find it and post a link.
Take a look at these:
Here's another one that is in private beta that might be exactly what you are looking for -- SmrtGuard (http://smrtguard.com/smrtguard.jsp).
Thanks all. There's also RobLock
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