[maemo-users] Nokia N810 Stolled

From: Philipp Haselwarter philipp.haselwarter at gmx.de
Date: Tue Jan 11 19:15:28 EET 2011
A GSM equipped device can be tracked down. The N810 doesn't have a GSM
unit AFAIK. The only way you could identify it is when it logs on to a
wifi network with the MAC you noted. But that wifi can be anywhere and
there's literally no way to monitor if a device with a certain MAC
address is logged on to some random access point on some private
So I don't see any way to track it down.

What could have been done in advance would be installing some kind of
cronjob or demon that would try to "call home" (ie publish information
about its location/state on a server you grant it access to).

Make sure to change all your passwords that might have been stored on
the device.
And if you have *really* sensitive information stored on it, you did
something wrong anyways. Try making it less relevant...
But usually the first thing that happens with stolen mobiles is they get
flashed, for resell.

Philipp Haselwarter

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