Stolen Cell Phone? No Problem, Hit the “Nuke” Button
Reminiscent of the old “self-destruct” messages and exploding shoe phones of [tag]Maxwell Smart[/tag], the [tag]cell phone[/tag] industry introduces a “killer” [tag]service[/tag]; Remote “Destruct” for Cell [tag]Phone[/tag]s…
While not really an explosive [tag]solution[/tag] to cell phone [tag]theft[/tag] [tag]deterrent[/tag], it is pretty amazing. A London-based technology company has developed [tag]Remote XT[/tag], a new [tag]security[/tag] software that can trigger a [tag]stolen[/tag] cell phone to create an ear-piercing alarm and lock itself when activated. In addition, this service can also [tag]wipe[/tag] all the data contained within the phone.
The usefulness of a such a service is readily apparent. No doubt this technology will find its way into anything that can be connected to a communications network despite the small service charge associated with it.
In an time where people are loosing their [tag]laptops[/tag], [tag]PDA[/tag]s, cell phones and other storage devices with great frequency, this service will quickly become a governmental and [tag]corporate[/tag] given. I can’t imagine any entity that harbors sensitive data doing without it.
While my phone data isn’t going to cause any National Security Risks if it falls into the hands of a non-do-gooder, it would bring me a GREAT SENSE OF SATISFACTION to know that I could hit the “nuke button” if presented with such a circumstance. A smile comes to my face as I can readily imagine the face of the thief when my alarm goes off and the phone is rendered completely useless and unsaleable! Yes, I would have a smug look indeed!
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.