Kaspersky gets into Smartphone theft recovery

Kaspersky gets into Smartphone theft recovery
Kaspersky Lab's latest mobile security software due to be released next week includes a new feature called SMS Find that allows to track a stolen or lost Smartphone with built-in GPS. The device owner sends an SMS with a password to his lost Smartphone and the background running software will send back a link to a Google Map with the device's coordinates. “The feature can also be used to locate a child who is carrying the phone,” said Kaspersky.

If a criminal insert a new SIM card on the device, the owner can still continue to track it because the software will send him a hidden message with the new phone number. The new number can also be used by law enforcement to track the owner of this SIM card, Kaspersky said.

Mobile Security 8.0 will work with Symbian phones running OS 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3 or Windows Mobile 5.0, 6.0 and 6.1. A one-year license costs £19.99 (US$31.78) in the U.K. and $29.95 in the U.S. The software can be downloaded from Kaspersky's Web site on June 3.

Thursday, May 28th 2009

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