Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Law Takes Effect In California

How long do you think it will be before someone exploits this to lock owners out of their own phone?

The so-called software is designed to make stealing smartphones essentially pointless by allowing owners to remotely lock their device so no one can use it. The technology, which includes Apple's "Activation Lock" and Google's "Device Protection," has become a key selling point among phone manufacturers that offer peace of mind to protect customers' information if a phone is stolen, and hopefully discourage thieves from stealing it in the first place.