Loosing your moko

Denis shulyaka at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 13:36:55 CEST 2008

Then why on Earth would a hijacker use standard image?

2008/4/9, Didier Raboud <didier at raboud.com>:
> Flemming Richter Mikkelsen wrote:
> > On 4/7/08, Didier Raboud <didier at raboud.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> * If I loose or let my Moko being stolen, I can find my connection
> >> parameters (on the paper) and go to track.openmoko.com and there I can
> >> find
> >> 24 coordinates a day. This could help me find it back or help the police
> >> find it back. Of course, if the Moko is turned off, it won't be possible
> >> to
> >> track it. But as soon as it is turned on again (even if flashed with
> >> default image), it will restart to send coordinates to the default server
> >> with its SIM-change and flash-change prone ID.
> >
> >
> > There is only one problem with this. If the phone is flashed, the the
> > flash will be erased/overwritten and the program to transmit the
> > coordinates will be gone.
> Actually, (wondering, because I have no technical skills undergoing my
> theory...) if the _standard_ image (the one you get after flashing [0], the
> standard one you would get from openmoko.[com|org|whatever]) contains that
> software, it would be resistant to people not able to build an own image.
> The whole idea is there : build this anti-steal program INTO the standard
> openmoko image, so that the _default_ behavior of any Neo would be to send
> its coordinates to an openmoko server. The access to this server would be
> granted by the paper sent _with_ the Neo, linked to the serial
> (non-modifiable) number of it. (This assumes that this precious paper would
> not be lost/stolen with the Neo.)
> This needs strong intrusion of OpenMoko (or its community) into the standard
> image to be shipped with the Neos.
> Anyway, as I see it, it _should work_ :)
> Regards,
> Didier
> [0] I understand "flashing" as for a certain number of devices : "reset the
> original image" => if this original image contains the tracker, we're OK.
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