regarding the 'data security' thread recently

Ilja O. vrghost at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 16:11:49 CEST 2008


On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 4:08 PM, Benedikt Schindler <BeniSchindler at gmx.de>
wrote:

> Ilja O. schrieb:
> > About data wipe:
> >
> > I was thinking -- doesn't eny SIM card have some kind of ID number?
> > And if they do, do we have software way to obtain it?
> >
> > Phone could wipe itself if another SIM card is inserted AND upon SMS
> > message receiving.
> >
> >
> > If you have several SIM cards, than we could create simple SIM card
> > whilelist.
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> ... by the way : to what phonenumber will you send a sms when the thief
> has replaced the sim card?
>
>
> you could also test, if there is the selected SIM card in the phone.
> and if not, you send the GPS-Data of the phone every 10 minutes per sms
> to a pre given phonenumber.
> so you could find your phone. (and you have the phonenumber of the thief
> :) )
> If i think about it, we should just send every 30min. because it would
> be annoying to recive a sms every 10 min.
>


This have  already been discussed.



>
> but all these things are just functional if you are the only one who
> have implimented that feature.
> That's the bad side of the open source thing. If you put it in the
> general source tree, everyone
> knows where he had to put his SIM card numbers, so the phone think
> everthing is allright.
>

If phone will wipe itself if no authorized SIM is present (and program
starts as daemon, of course), than it won't be real security hole.
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