Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 22:24 UTC
Google Android gets a 'find my phone' service from Google, for 2.2 and above.

Have you ever lost your phone in between the couch cushions or forgot it in a restaurant? Or maybe searching for your phone before you rush out the door is part of your morning routine? Later this month, the new Android Device Manager can help you out. It's one of a few simple features you can use to keep your device - and the data you store inside - safe and secure.

About time.

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RE[4]: Avast!
by intangible on Sat 3rd Aug 2013 00:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Avast!"
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Having some precautions makes a lot more sense than no precautions at all, or completely avoiding a technology because someone might steal it.

I assume you don't use email at all on your phone, because any online banking password reset is rarely farther away than an email link and some commonly known knowledge about you (that's in your txt messages I assume).

Just having your phone number and name will get them far if they call your bank.

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