Smartphones are easily reused after they are stolen, and now a number of major companies are looking to change this, as Apple. Google, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Microsoft and more are looking to make smartphones harder to steal.
The companies will work with the five largest mobile carriers in the US, and they have all signed an agreement to make devices more secure.
Any devices that are sold after July of 2015 will have the ability to remotely wipe all data and they will be blocked, this means that once a device has had its data wiped, and blocked, there will be no way to restore the device.
It looks like the companies have final agreed to put a kill switch on smartphones, at the moment when a device is stolen, the data can be wiped remotely, but a device can easily be restored, and given a new IMEI number with the right tools.
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