Find My iPhone App, 4.0

2011-10-04T14:12:10
ID THREATPOST:FE60661DFB0D380E0BA18AECFE6431DA
Type threatpost
Reporter Chris Brook
Modified 2018-07-02T20:39:18

Description

Despite all the hype about a coming wave of mobile device viruses and worms, lost and stolen mobile phones are the biggest security threat to consumers and employers, too. To address the “scatterbrain” threat, Apple introduced ‘Find My iPhone’ application for the iPhone 4 in June, 2010. Part of Apple’s me.com online service, Find My iPhone uses the iPhone’s GPS features to locate the device on a map. For devices that can’t be recovered, Find My iPhone allows bereft owners to remotely set up a password or, if the situation becomes desperate, even remotely wipe the phone of its data.