Itch3: Anti-lost/theft protection

Paul Wouters paul at
Thu Mar 1 19:16:34 CET 2007

On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:

> Personally I like the idea of periodic SMS messages with the
> lat/lon/altitude.  When in stolen mode, having the phone receive SMS
> msgs containing commands for the phone would seem to be very useful.

The first thing that happens to a stolen phone is that the SIM is
chucked. You won't be able to *send* SMS messages, since you will not
know the phone number. Unless you make sure it SENDS you its new
phone number as well.

> Something as simple as having a way of remotely submitting a short
> shell script would do the trick.

Stuffing something useful in 160 chars is hard. It's better to design
things beforehand, so you can just send simple commands with arguments.

I wonder if you can send SMSes on the Neo without the user noticing
anything, or wether things like the backlight will be turned on (by the
closed off chip hardware).


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