application idea -- anti theft system

Stroller linux.luser at
Sun Oct 14 21:22:54 CEST 2007

On 14 Oct 2007, at 19:52, Steve wrote:
> Stroller wrote:
>> ...
>> IMO if I'm too far away from the phone to notice someone nicking  
>> it then
>> I'm unlikely to hear it making an alarm sound.
>> I would have it instead check and  
>> if it
>> doesn't get a 404 (i.e. you only put the file there when the phone  
>> has
>> been stolen) then have it email you its GPS position.
> [...]
> You may want to do the opposite.  Your phone may think it's being  
> stolen
> if you happen to get on something like a wireless connection with
> NoCatSplash. (Which hijacks the first attempt to grab a web page in
> order to show you a welcome page.)

Oooh, I see.
(It took me a couple of tries, thinking about it - I'm glad I got it  
without sending those replies ;)

> I'd be tempted to have PGP signed stolen/not stolen pages to alleviate
> any ambiguity.  Failure to retrieve either would just be ignored.

This is probably the best way, although it probably places the bar  
beyond my programming skills.


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