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CyanogenMod Account Service Lets You Locate Your Missing Device

Yes, we have seen the Android Device Manager in recent times, but here is something from the team over at CyanogenMod - a new online service known as CyanogenMod Account which will help you track down a missing smartphone, and wipe your precious data on it remotely so that you would not end up in a compromising situation should there be sensitive information on it, as well as perform other actions. Sure, this is not the first kind of such a service on the market, but the CyanogenMod team proudly claims that their solution is a whole lot more secure.

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CyanogenMod Accounts / © CyanogenMod

For instance, since the CyanogenMod Account service happens to be open source, anyone with technical know how and an interest can always take a look at the code on Github to verify what has been said all along, that no malicious code is stashed within, and neither would your security or privacy be breached without prior permission.

The new CyanogenMod Account service happens to be free and optional for CyanogenMod users, and at launch, it features just find and wipe functions via the CyanogenMod team’s servers. In the future, however, extra services like secure SMS will be made available via the similar system.

All data would be encrypted, and the CyanogenMod has assured users that they do not intend to sell your precious data in return for money. Not only that, users and users alone are the only ones who are able to track a device or erase data, as the server will never ever hold your password.

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  • My1 Aug 20, 2013 Link to comment

    not Bad that Idea, maybe a "Dead Lock" meaning you can only unlock the phone by a random password you can view in the account or alike would be nice...

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