Remotely Locking your Mobile Device using F-Secure
Mobile phones are the target of many pickpockets today. It is small and easy to sell. Many of us who have had our phones or mobile devices stolen one time or another understand the need for applications that can remotely lock your phones (If I had my way, there’d be a bomb in my mobile with a remote detonator).
Anyway, here is as simple way to lock and secure your data and phone using F-Secure Anti-Theft.
Download F-Secure Anti-Theft
Directly to your mobile
- 1. Open your phone’s browser
- 2. Surf to: http://f-secure.mobi
- 3. Press “download Antitheft”
- 4. Download the software
Download to your PC (& transfer to phone)
You can also download directly to your PC and then transfer or install on your phone. You can do this by clicking on the link.
Getting the link by SMS
Install F-Secure Anti-Theft on your mobile
This can be done either directly using your phone or using a PC suite application for your mobile. Procedures will vary depending on the application and mobile phone.
So how does this application work?
Once installed, F-Secure will ask you to program a trusted number. This number will receive a message every time the SIM in your phone is changed informing you of the new SIM number. You now can send a message to that number (and phone) to remotely lock the phone. The person who stole or bought your phone won’t even know about. Important: You must go to settings and define your security code before proceeding.
To remotely lock your phone all you have to do is send a message to the number you receive.
- #LOCK# – locks the phone
- #WIPE# – deletes data on the phone (not memory card)
- #LOCATE# – remotely locates your phone and send you the location (not available in PNG yet)
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