If your wireless phone ever gets swiped while youâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢re back-packing from Milan to Minsk (or even Scranton to Wilkes-Barre), donâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t you wish you could do more than file a police report and hope for the best? Well, with a little help from Maverick Mobile Secure, you can become a wireless vigilante.
Maverick, an India-based mobile application developer, has a unique gadget thatâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s much more titillating than playing Minesweeper on your phoneâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s 2-inch screen. The only bad news is that your phone needs to get stolen before you get to have some fun.
Maverick Mobile SecureâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s clandestine bells and whistles kick in once you realize your phone has been ripped off, when the following features are then at your disposal:
âˆšÃ‡Â¬âˆ‘ Tracking: Connect a secondary device to your phone that will report the location and activity on the missing cell. The stolen phone will also send a text to the secondary device âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ„Ãº and you can even request specific phone numbers and other data.
âˆšÃ‡Â¬âˆ‘ Protection: If your SIM card is removed and replaced with another, your info (phone numbers, texts, photos,âˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ etc.) is put on total encryption lock down.
âˆšÃ‡Â¬âˆ‘ Vengeful functionality: Secretly listen in on the thiefâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s calls, taunt the crook with harassing texts, take command of the phone functions, or even send an alarm tone to your old phone to bust the goon. If you get bored of this, just disable your lost phoneâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s features or arrange an exchange for its safe return.
Maverick Mobile Secure is still a beta product and was recently introduced at the DemoFall technology conference in San Diego. Expect a rollout of the application on Nokia devices soon.
While some message board posters call the functionality another example of Big Brother invading your privacy, others like the payback factor. Regardless of your stance, one thing is certain: Like the famous robber who attempted a midnight getaway wearing those L.A. Gear light-up sneakers, cell phone thieves are now more likely to be featured on a FOX âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬Stupid CriminalsâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ special than a Most Wanted poster.