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Don’t Rely On A Remote Wipe Of Your Smartphone

In this video, tech expert Neil Farquharson demonstrates that the remote wipe or remote delete security function is easily defeated. Most phones can be put into airplane mode without requiring the pin code or thumbprint. Professional thieves can purchase Faraday bags on the Internet and place stolen phones in these before the remote wipe signal can be sent. Even ordinary aluminum kitchen foil can be used to prevent reception of the remote wipe instruction.
Executives with important company data on their phones beware. The thief who is shadowing you probably does not want your phone – he wants the data on it.

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Neil Farquharson

Neil Farquharson enjoys taking technical subjects and distilling them down to the main points and making them easier to understand; and - he hopes - more interesting. A former soldier, engineer and project manager, he relocated from the U.K. to the U.S. in 2003. These days he loves discussing new technologies and is a regular speaker at industry events. Neil holds degrees from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and the University of Texas at Dallas. He lives in Dallas with his wife and young family.

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