There are reasons as to why manufacturers allow users to password protect their electronic devices. As annoying as they are, it assists in keeping your hardware from being used when jerks decide to steal it. Take this arse for instance.
A lady in the U.K. had her gear bag stolen and in it, was her laptop, iPhone and Nintendo DS. The thief then had the audacity to post to her facebook account the following message:
“I have the laptop, phones ok but a bit scratched itll do, tv was rubbish so I left it , ds was a bonus, now to the porn shop, thankyou toshiba is my favourite make”.
Now as much as I hate to admit it, it would actually be kind of funny if she had the facebook app on her phone in which he used that app for the post. In all seriousness, hopefully she has Mobile Me so that she can do the ‘Find my phone’ or at the very least, do the remote wipe. Hopefully, law enforcement can use the IP address to find the jerk.
When did crooks get so arrogant? Is not bad enough for the guy to steal her bag, but then bag on her stuff via her own facebook page? Here’s to the guy getting waxed by a doubledecker as he is crossing the street, while talking on the iPhone he just stole.
Here’s a call out to the iPhone developers to devolop an app that when opened asks the user for a password. If the incorrect password is entered, a message pops up and says, ‘You’re close, the street you lived on is spelled ‘ID10t”. When the user enters ID10t, then the processor goes berserk and heats up the battery to point of explosion. The thief is now branded and is brought up on theft charges while be attended for his third degree burns. Or just heed the wisdom of the lady who just lost her phone to an arse who stole it and take a moment to set the password lock on your iPhone, I know I just did.