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AT&T and T-Mobile begin initiative to discourage theft by merging databases of stolen devices

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AT&T and T-Mobile just announced they would start to share a combined database of stolen mobile devices that aspires to discourage theft and shield customers. All the major carriers, through their wireless association CTIA and the Federal Communications Commission, first revealed plans in April to merge their respective databases, but AT&T and...
AT&T and T-Mobile begin initiative to discourage theft by merging databases of stolen devices

No human interaction required: AT&T iPhone unlock can be done via iTunes

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Hate going into AT&T stores and interacting with real humans? Worry not, as unlocking your AT&T iPhone is turning out to be a simpler process than expected for some users. The process can still be performed in-store by AT&T personnel, but it can also be done at home with...
No human interaction required: AT&T iPhone unlock can be done via iTunes

Police: mobile software hack defeating anti-theft measure

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For over a year now, a French law has provided a means for law enforcement to block stolen phones and prevent them from being used. French mobile phone users are encouraged to record their IMEI number online with authorities as a precautionary measure. Once a phone is reported stolen to...
Police: mobile software hack defeating anti-theft measure

AT&T and T-Mobile begin initiative to discourage theft by merging databases of stolen devices

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AT&T and T-Mobile announced today they would start to share a database of stolen mobile devices that aspires to discourage theft and shield customers. All the major carriers, through their wireless association CTIA and the Federal Communications Commission, first revealed plans in April to combine their respective databases, but AT&T and...
AT&T and T-Mobile begin initiative to discourage theft by merging databases of stolen devices
Philadelphia teems with more smartphone thieves than any other U.S. city

AT&T iPhone Unlocking Process Detailed, Successful for Some

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On Friday, AT&T released a statement that they would now be offering SIM unlocks for iPhones that are no longer under contract. The process of SIM unlocking a phone allows it to use SIM cards from other carriers. This feature is frequently used during international travel to allow the use...
AT&T iPhone Unlocking Process Detailed, Successful for Some

New AT&T service could block future smartphone thieves

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Smartphones are one of the most commonly stolen devices today, and AT&T looks close to rolling out a service that should go further in discouraging device theft in the future. AT&T plans to introduce a service that will allow customers to sign up a lost or stolen device to a...
New AT&T service could block future smartphone thieves

Erasing your digital footprint: burner phones, Bitcoins and metal wallets

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From mobile phones to CCTV, not to mention social media and the internet, becoming digitally invisible takes some doingOh, the naivety ... On Tuesday night, I thought the first step to going off-grid, erasing my digital fingerprint, becoming undetectable to a government agency or anyone else, was to take the...
Erasing your digital footprint: burner phones, Bitcoins and metal wallets

Samsung and HTC Android phones vulnerable to 'remote wipe' hack

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Code embedded as innocent link could run factory reset on Samsung Galaxy S3 and S2, as well as HTC One X and DesireMillions of Android handsets including the Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, HTC One X and HTC Desire can be wiped just by visiting a malicious website that embeds...
Samsung and HTC Android phones vulnerable to 'remote wipe' hack

A Little Sleuthing Leads Nexus 4 Enthusiasts To Estimate About 400K In Sales Of The Device

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Google and LG’s Nexus 4 has been such a coveted item this past holiday season, that it’s been in and out of stock since its release in mid-November. Because Google doesn’t publicly comment on device sales, it’s been hard to understand exactly how much OEM partner LG produced for the...
A Little Sleuthing Leads Nexus 4 Enthusiasts To Estimate About 400K In Sales Of The Device

AT&T’s iPhone unlock process detailed: A quick online chat, Apple does the unlocking, requires IMEI only

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If you’re looking to have your iPhone unlocked from AT&T’s service, you can do so over the company’s online chat and Apple is the one actually doing the unlocking. These new details come courtesy of iPhone hacker and developer Grant Paul, and have been verified by The Next Web in a...
AT&T’s iPhone unlock process detailed: A quick online chat, Apple does the unlocking, requires IMEI only
North Korea now letting tourists use cellphones for international calls

Boot up: Samsung goads iPhoners, WhatsApp crackable?, Nokia on HTC's phones and more

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Plus the meaning of iconic branding, what is a 'hands-on preview'?, the Web 2.0 silo, GPS shoes and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWhatsApp is broken, really broken >> filepermsSecurity-wise, that is: The authentication is a security nightmare. On...
Boot up: Samsung goads iPhoners, WhatsApp crackable?, Nokia on HTC's phones and more

Proposed law would make reprogramming cellphone IDs a crime

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Reprogramming the identification number of a cellphone could be punishable with a prison sentence of up to five years under the terms of a proposed law announced Friday.The Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act of 2013 makes changing the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number in a phone a crime....
Proposed law would make reprogramming cellphone IDs a crime

WhatsApp for Android could be vulnerable to hijacking due to IMEI-based password

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Given this week’s leak of over 1 million unique Apple device IDs, mobile security has been on a lot of minds. One web developer is now calling attention to a possible security risk in the popular WhatsApp messaging service on Android that could result in messages being intercepted or spoofed....
WhatsApp for Android could be vulnerable to hijacking due to IMEI-based password

Nexus 4 Owners Estimate One Million Handsets Have Shipped Since November 2012 Launch

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Last month we reported how Android enthusiasts on the XDA Developer forum had worked out a method to estimate the smartphone’s production run based on each device’s IMEI number. Going into the end of 2012 the estimate suggested LG had produced about 400,000 devices in total. Now, according to a post on the same forum by member draugaz,...
Nexus 4 Owners Estimate One Million Handsets Have Shipped Since November 2012 Launch
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