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Remotely wiping mobile phones

Remotely wiping mobile phones

Posted Sep 15, 2010 18:00 UTC (Wed) by smurf (subscriber, #17840)
In reply to: Remotely wiping mobile phones by mitchskin
Parent article: Remotely wiping mobile phones

To be fair, the word probably wasn't chosen to obscure the fact that it's a remote wipe. Provisioning, in the context of e.g. a SIP telephone set, means to force-feed some set of standard settings to the thing. Wiping anything the user does, or might have done, is secondary.

Doesn't change the fact that this is not at all a good idea. Among other reasons: why the hell should an email/contacts/calendar/whatever-else-Exchange-does client have root access?


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Remotely wiping mobile phones

Posted Sep 15, 2010 18:23 UTC (Wed) by foom (subscriber, #14868) [Link]

> Among other reasons: why the hell should an email/contacts/calendar/whatever-else-Exchange-does client have root access

Having the ability to wipe all the user's data doesn't require root access...


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