Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Sep 2010 21:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's no surprise that HTC is working very hard on increasing its brand awareness, preferring to market phones as being HTC devices instead of carrier-branded ones that do not carry any HTC branding at all. This strategy is paying off, and today must've been very nice for them: they held an Apple-style product announcement in London, attended by media from all over the world. The news: two new phones, and an improved Sense experience which includes a web presence where you can remotely manage your HTC devices.
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Comment by _xmv
by _xmv on Thu 16th Sep 2010 10:04 UTC
_xmv
Member since:
2008-12-09

you don't need to have these "features" for the phone to be able to do that.. just download a install a rogue APK (android application..) and boom, on any android.
Or get your phone hacked by whichever security hole there could be.

(doesnt make other phones better btw, you can just see the iphone4 jailbreak from a link on the web.. that's complete phone compromise without user knowledge if you will, just include a self loading url in some page the dude will load - ofc it's fixed now)

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RE: Comment by _xmv
by bouhko on Thu 16th Sep 2010 12:34 in reply to "Comment by _xmv"
bouhko Member since:
2010-06-24

The difference being that htcsense.com now offers pirates a centralized way to do that.

So I just hope HTC will make it really secure. Like if it was online banking (with the security card or stuff).

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RE: Comment by _xmv
by lemur2 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 12:58 in reply to "Comment by _xmv"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

you don't need to have these "features" for the phone to be able to do that.. just download a install a rogue APK (android application..) and boom, on any android.


http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/06/google-flips-remote-kill-swi...

http://www.dailytech.com/Google+Uses+Its+Remote+Kill+Android+App+Re...

Unboom.

Edited 2010-09-16 12:58 UTC

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