Samantha · Feb 26, 2013 at 09:00 am

Protect Your Android Device with TheftSpy

Your smartphone is your best friend and worst enemy. It can allow you to store archives of your personal photos and documents, reach out to loved ones, or help you find the nearest cafe for that caffeine fix. However, in the wrong hands, your phone will expose all your contacts, bank details, your location, and so much more. So it’s in your best interests to prevent or minimize the risk of such things happening.

XDA Forum Member TheftSpy developed an app called, well, TheftSpy, which allow users to perform an extensive variety of actions aimed at gathering information from your phone in the unfortunate case of it being stolen or lost, in order to protect it. Running in the background with no presence in the app drawer, it allows users to remotely gather information such as text messages, GPS location and call log from the TheftSpy app website. Other extremely useful actions include remotely taking a picture, video, and screenshot and viewing it on the website, view all pictures on the phone, turn off, reboot, and lock your phone. TheftSpy also provide the options for your phone and SD card content to be completely wiped, as well as your photo gallery and your Whatsapp content.

It is with no doubt, that protecting the content of your smartphone device is extremely important. TheftSpy provides a valuable service for users, reinforcing the classic saying “Better safe than sorry.” If completely protecting your smartphone when it’s stolen or lost isn’t quite possible, the next best thing is to minimize the effects and impact such events may inflict. If you have an Android device and would like to know more, visit the original thread for more details.


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jman2131 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users.
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