Rise of the Killswitch for Smartphones

Rise of the Killswitch for Smartphones

Good news as Google and Microsoft will be adopting the “killswitch” on their smart phones just like Apple and Samsung.

This move has come after a report has revealed that iPhone theft has fallen significantly since Apple added their new security features in to its mobile operating system.

A “Killswitch” will give users the power to remotely disable their smartphones if its lost or stolen. It also helps increase security by adding more password layers.

iPhone Theft Declined After The Introduction Of Activation Lock

iPhone Thefts Have Declined After The Introduction Of Activation Lock, While The Thefts of Samsung Handsets Have Increased

According to a report by the New York State Attorney General, iPhone thefts have fallen by 20% in London since the Activation lock was added to Apples iOS 7 last year. Samsung also added a reactivation lock to there OS in April to try and stop theft of their handsets.

In the report “Microsoft have confirmed they will add a killswitch to there next windows phone OS. Google are planning on the doing the same for their new Android OS”

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