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British police offers kill switch to disable stolen mobile handsets

British police offers kill switch to disable stolen mobile handsets

According to Daily Mail, UK police offered a way to deal with the increasing theft of smartphones. Thus, officers are trying to convince handset manufacturers to provide their products with the emergency lock button (kill switch), which makes the device unusable. That, in turn, can generally discourage criminal to steal it.

Detective Chief Inspector Bob Mahoney, of the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit, said: “We would like a kill switch on phones. With the iPhone, for example, what would be great is if there was a button within iTunes to block that phone from being used.”

Police said that the currently existing methods of dealing with the theft of smartphones are ineffective. According to law enforcement agencies, the Find iPhone function does not work when the phone is turned off, which makes it easier for the criminals to steal the device. Moreover, criminals may sell the phone to people abroad who may not even know that it is stolen.

However, major smartphone manufacturers are in no hurry to introduce their products with the suggested button. Experts believe that hackers will be able to bypass the ‘kill switch’ and or to simply turn off all cell phones.

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