[Chugalug] wipable phone?

Rod-Lists rod-lists at epbfi.com
Thu Jun 6 19:59:08 UTC 2013


My understanding that it is hard to wipe a phone truely clean. That there quite a few nooks an crannies that are left untouched.

----- Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:
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> On 6/6/2013 12:58 PM, Rod-Lists wrote:
> > http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/06/border-gadget-searches/
> > This article got me thinking. I haven't had to fly since the 80's.
> > But if I did have to cross a boundary, I could wipe a laptop and
> > install when I got to the destination. And on the way back upload
> > data and wipe again. Is there a gsm phone that lets you do the
> > same?
> 
> You can backup an iphone, reset it, and then restore it.  I'm sure you
> can something similar to a Droid.  You just need it to connect to the
> carrier to function, your preferences/apps/data can come later.
> 
> You shouldn't be carrying sensitive data around on your laptop anyway.
> The laptop should have the applications and VPN client you need to
> access the data.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> dtb
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