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Mobile ‘Remote Wipe’ Thwarts Secret Service

May 18th, 2010 05:00 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

bennyboy64 writes “Smartphones that offer the ability to ‘remote wipe’ are great for when your device goes missing and you want to delete your data so that someone else can’t look at it, but not so great for the United States Secret Service, ZDNet reports. The ability to ‘remote wipe’ some smartphones such as BlackBerry and iPhone was causing havoc for law enforcement agencies, according to USSS special agent Andy Kearns, speaking on mobile phone forensics at a security conference in Australia.”

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