Phones Require Smarter Solutions for Security
NTT DoCoMo Press Center; When businessman Hideki Suzuki lost his beloved mobile phone, a 3G FOMA smart phone equipped for electronic wallet and other e-commerce applications, he was naturally concerned. If someone were to use his phone maliciously to make purchases, transfer funds or view confidential data, or if the problem somehow impacted his business contacts, it could have been a disaster. But Suzuki did not panic. He simply went to a pay phone booth, dialed his number and let the phone ring a preset number of times. Then Suzuki smiled, because he had just locked his phone’s buttons and smart card features — remotely, automatically and immediately.
DoCoMo’s latest 3G FOMA phones with e-commerce capability offer advanced phone-lock features. Once a handset is locked, only the power button and emergency phone numbers can be used. Full report .PDF Here.