Here’s something those big corporates could never think of — a program to track your cell phone and secure all its data. Maverick Mobile Solutions is an Indian company that makes mobile applications, games, and other services. It’s got a new way to protect your data when your phone’s lost or stolen. Maverick Secure Mobile encrypts your data, sends you a text message with the location of the phone, and our favorite part, plays an annoyingly loud siren to torture the thief.
The Maverick software is hidden on a phone, so a potential thief can’t tell whether or not your phone has it. You give the company a second phone number — your spouse’s or a friend’s, for example. As soon as a thief replaces your SIM card with his own, the phone encrypts all of your remaining data, like your phone book, photos or text messages, so the thief can’t see them. It also sends that data to your second phone so that you have it.
There’s more fun in this, too. You can send text message commands that allow you to see the phone calls made and texts sent or received. Spy Call even allows you to eavesdrop on the thief’s calls without him knowing. “Brilliant!
The product’s in beta, but they’re working on a deal with Nokia that will bring the app to Nokia phones in the near future.