Anti theft protection of our cherished device.
OpenMoko at mauve.plus.com
Sat Jun 30 23:15:28 CEST 2007
Frank Coenen wrote:
> True. But ones the thief removed your simcard I assume he will flash the
> firmware... And then the theft-protection will be gone as well :-(
I've commented on this before.
The user is not always the owner.
This is clearest in the theft case.
It's also a factor when you might want to give phones to employees or
If I own the phone, I want the freedom to lock it down so hard that I
can't get back into it with the debug board if I forget the password/phrase.
And yes, this does imply some things - kernel preventing all access to
the NAND from all but the root user, DFU/u-boot supporting
password/passphrase/signed updates, and hardware support.
Personally, I don't want a back door into the hardware where if someone
has my phone for 30s, and a properly prepared laptop, they can boot an
image from RAM with DFU, and install keyloggers/...
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