12-22-2014 08:52 AM
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  1. CannedBullets's Avatar
    So does it really wipe your device data if you fail to unlock it 10 times or is it just to scare people? Also, how do I change it so it says something else? Or so it doesn't wipe device data?
    05-10-2014 09:51 PM
  2. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    It does wipe it, I've tried it before. Check Security settings.
    05-10-2014 09:54 PM
  3. CannedBullets's Avatar
    It does wipe it, I've tried it before. Check Security settings.
    Nothing in security settings. What the ****?
    05-10-2014 09:58 PM
  4. puremeerkat's Avatar
    So if someone stole a phone with a pass code on it, they could just wipe it and be set?

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-10-2014 10:30 PM
  5. Preformer19's Avatar
    So if someone stole a phone with a pass code on it, they could just wipe it and be set?

    Posted via Android Central App
    Yup.

    You can't disable this.

    *Edit* The ideology behind this is if someone gets hold of your phone, they can't steal any of your sensitive information, because the device data would have been deleted by the time they try to access your password 10 times.
    05-10-2014 11:01 PM
  6. Geezerb's Avatar
    My phone takes a picture after 3 attempts. Thank you Lookout

    Sent from my HTC One M8
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    05-10-2014 11:14 PM
  7. Preformer19's Avatar
    My phone takes a picture after 3 attempts. Thank you Lookout

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    I have the same setup on my phone. Handy little thing Lookout Mobile Security came up with.
    05-10-2014 11:15 PM
  8. CannedBullets's Avatar
    My phone takes a picture after 3 attempts. Thank you Lookout

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    What does the picture do?
    05-11-2014 12:04 AM
  9. Geezerb's Avatar
    Sends it to the email address of your choice. Evidence of the person that stole or F'd with your phone.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    05-11-2014 12:07 AM
  10. Relgoshan's Avatar
    Knowing of the camera trick I would abuse it to mess with my friends....you know you would too.
    05-11-2014 12:20 PM
  11. CannedBullets's Avatar
    Yup.

    You can't disable this.

    *Edit* The ideology behind this is if someone gets hold of your phone, they can't steal any of your sensitive information, because the device data would have been deleted by the time they try to access your password 10 times.
    Wow. They didn't take in account people who have children or friends who would mess with their phone.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-11-2014 01:04 PM
  12. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Wow. They didn't take in account people who have children or friends who would mess with their phone.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Why would you let friends have a free load on your phone?

    A d why would this scare people?

    Posted via Android Central App on the HTC One M8
    05-11-2014 04:31 PM
  13. Preformer19's Avatar
    Wow. They didn't take in account people who have children or friends who would mess with their phone.

    Posted via Android Central App
    1) Keep the phone away from children...
    2) Get some new friends...lol...
    05-11-2014 07:20 PM
  14. jd914's Avatar
    I like and dislike this security feature. I like that all your data is wiped if your phone is lost or stolen. I dislike that whoever finds or steals your phone has a fresh new phone to call his own. There should be a feature that bricks or renders the phone unusable after it's wiped like iPhone where you need to enter your iCloud password in order to restore it. Maybe HTC can enable something similar as well.
    Relgoshan and Dizfunctions like this.
    05-11-2014 07:29 PM
  15. Preformer19's Avatar
    I like and dislike this security feature. I like that all your data is wiped if your phone is lost or stolen. I dislike that whoever finds or steals your phone has a fresh new phone to call his own.
    Hmm...

    Availability to all your sensitive data that could inadvertently lead to credit cards, home addresses, and other valuable information being stolen? Or having to cough up a measly $150-$200 for another phone compared to the financial problems you could have had if you didn't password protect it?

    I'll take the second option...
    05-11-2014 07:39 PM
  16. Notsosure's Avatar
    Better yet be careful with your phone and not leaving it whereever. A smartphone is not only expensive but contains your personal information. One would think people would be more careful to not lose the phone. I have yet to lose a phone since I owned one. I'm fairly careful with it. I don't let anyone use it except my wife.

    Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
    05-11-2014 10:03 PM
  17. Quis89's Avatar
    I have the same setup on my phone. Handy little thing Lookout Mobile Security came up with.
    Cerberus has had this feature for quite some time as well.

    Sent from my 831C using AC Forums mobile app
    05-11-2014 10:23 PM
  18. pootyash's Avatar
    I'd rather have the phone locked after 10 attempts and become unlockable only after doing some kind of external verification (by phone or internet)

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-11-2014 11:49 PM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    1) Keep the phone away from children...
    2) Get some new friends...lol...
    My daughter pick pockets my phone from my pocket without my knowledge. Personally I think that you should be able to turn this feature off.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    05-12-2014 12:26 AM
  20. dman76's Avatar
    Does this setting really have to do with the phone? I am connected to my work's exchange server and they have the security settings set on that to wipe the phone after 10 attempts. When I added the Exchange account, it gave me the warning that one of the permissions it needed was to wipe the phone. So are you guys saying that the phone automatically will wipe the phone on its own and these settings are not just created by an Exchange server you may be connected to?
    05-12-2014 02:27 AM
  21. CannedBullets's Avatar
    I'd rather have the phone locked after 10 attempts and become unlockable only after doing some kind of external verification (by phone or internet)

    Posted via Android Central App
    I think they do that for iOS. Yeah I'd prefer that over this nuclear option.
    05-12-2014 02:36 AM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    I believe it should be an option as well. I am shocked it isn't. .

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    05-12-2014 11:02 AM
  23. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Maybe something that is tied to your Google account? If the phone locks then so does your Google account. Only way to unlock both is to verify user and reset it?

    I see how the nuclear option is good, but can also see the reasons why it may not be so good as discussed within this thread.
    05-12-2014 11:09 AM
  24. Relgoshan's Avatar
    Wait, but is it actually encrypted whole-device by default or can you just boot recovery and rip files the old fashioned way as a blob? Because that works on way too many phones.
    05-12-2014 02:54 PM
  25. fatboy97's Avatar
    ALL my data is in the cloud... either on Gmail, Dropbox, or Evernote. I want this to wipe my device... it is either in front of me or it's in my pocket. I don't leave it with kids.
    05-12-2014 03:03 PM
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