Saturday, December 3, 2011

An easy way to curb smart-phone thieves

The idea that your smart phone could make you vulnerable to a thief has triggered a strong reaction.

Earlier this week I highlighted this problem and readers asked why the cell phone's serial number couldn't be used to block stolen phones, rendering them useless.

I assumed that idea was simplistic. Surely there was a good reason why it wouldn't work. There isn't.

Rest of the story from C.W. Nevius, Chronicle Columnist

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