by Mike Masnick

Securing Your Mobile Phone

from the help-prevent-crime dept

A followup to last week's story about mobile phone crime in the UK has people suggesting that mobile phone users not get the latest and greatest phones as they'll be more likely targeted for theft. Obviously, the phone companies aren't thrilled about this. The article also points out that many younger mobile phone users were given their phones by parents who thought it would make them safer - but instead it may have made things more dangerous. People are also trying to get the mobile phone makers to provide more security features in the phone - but the more cynical among them say that they have no incentive to do so, since every stolen mobile phone creates another sale of a replacement phone (though, if they thought about it, they also probably loses a sale since one more stolen phone is added to the gray market pool).

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