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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Avast!
by looncraz on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 22:45 UTC
looncraz
Member since:
2005-07-24

I just use Avast! mobile security. I can text my phone and have set off a siren or whatever else...

Of course, my phone also has a (real) fingerprint scanner and is programmed with eight of my fingers...

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RE: Avast!
by stabbyjones on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 23:55 in reply to "Avast!"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

A fingerprint scanner isn't really going to stop someone with adb access from dumping your Rom and reflashing it.

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RE[2]: Avast!
by intangible on Sat 3rd Aug 2013 00:19 in reply to "RE: Avast!"
intangible Member since:
2005-07-06

Encrypted with an actual secure phrase and disabling usb debugging should keep my data safe at least long enough for me to change all the passwords in the password file and revoke the privileges on the phone.

The people stealing phones and such generally aren't your sharpest tools in the shed.

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