Mobility

A Model for Remote Access and Protection of Smartphones Using Short Message Service

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Executive Summary

The Smartphone usage among people is increasing rapidly. With the phenomenal growth of Smartphone use, Smartphone theft is also increasing. This paper proposes a model to secure Smartphones from theft as well as provides options to access a Smartphone through other Smartphone or a normal mobile via Short Message Service. This model provides option to track and secure the mobile by locking it. It also provides facilities to receive the incoming call and SMS information to the remotely connected device and enables the remote user to control the mobile through SMS. The proposed model is validated by the prototype implementation in Android platform. Various tests are conducted in the implementation and the results are discussed.

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