Anti-Theft Chip Kills Stolen Phones
from the better-than-an-explosion dept
Okay, so maybe we don’t have to make stolen mobile phones blow up. It might be safer, and all around easier, just to make them stop working. Xilinx is selling a chip that will allow a user to call up an operator, say a password, and have them disable the phone remotely. This method also lets the phone’s owner re-enable the phone if it’s ever recovered. Of course, this doesn’t give you the opportunity to injure the thief as well.