Police: Activation Lock function is protected from thieves iPhone 24




Police: Activation Lock function is protected from thieves iPhone 24


ios 7, activation lock

Wanting to “squeeze Mobil” has become much less passes NYPD. And it is not that kinder society, and that Apple has added iOS 7 “antikrazhevoy” function.

So, after the Activation Lock last year the number of crimes involving iPhone reduced by 19%. This is in New York. In London and San Francisco theft reduction is even more obvious: there “iPhones” steal at 24% and 38% less (respectively).

You can be glad that now walk the streets safer – the inability to use the iPhone after the theft or resell it to third parties to cool the ardor of violators – but if somewhere departed, arrived elsewhere. In particular, over the same period – that is, since the fall of the 2013th – phone brand Samsung began to abduct more. By as much as 40%. This is in New York. In London, where people seem less interested in stealing, the increase is almost imperceptible: only plus 3%. In San Francisco, the number of crimes associated with the South Korean gadgets, increased by 12%.

These data are presented in the framework of the public Secure Our Smartphones Initiative, brought to life by officials in large cities. Authorities do not hope that the police can deal with street crime, and asking equipment manufacturers to participate in solving the problem.

At this point it is obvious that while Apple does best of all. Its Activation Lock, a function that does not give unlock and re-activate the device without Apple ID and password, really works. And the numbers – proof. Innovation theft problem not solved – the total number of crimes has not decreased – but showed the viability of ideas.

And Samsung, and Microsoft, and Google are encouraged to equip their products similar technology. By the way, Samsung is going this way, but slowly enough (yet once and for all prohibit reactivation gadgets (and not all) can only networks AT & T).


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