In today’s technologically advanced world a smartphone means everything to us. Without a cell phone it seems as if there is nothing to do.
Every day we get to hear about cell phone thefts. Once a cell phone is stolen its nearly impossible to get it back. Those individuals are really lucky who get theirs back. Losing an expensive phone isn’t the biggest concern. But the idea of a stranger having access to all the photos, videos, contacts, e-mails, and messages is the problem. There are different ways to trace stolen phones.
“Find my Phone” is a 30 minute film. The film is about a stolen phone. The filmmaker Anthony van der Meer, provided an Android cellphone with Cerebus, a command-and-control system for Android that can withstand a memory wipe.
Find My Phone: An Interesting Movie about a Stolen Phone
After Anthony van der Meer first iPhone was stolen he decided to find out what happens to stolen phones. He wanted to create a decoy phone. A phone that just doesn’t tell the location, but with which you can also take photos, video’s and make audio recordings remotely. He bought an Android phone and started working on it.
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The memory of an Android phone is divided into two parts: a system and a user part.
When resetting the phone only the consumer part is deleted, whereas the system part stays undamaged. Only when the phone is updated or if a different operating system is put in place, the system part will be reset.
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Anthony contacted the developer of the anti-theft app Cerberus and asked him to transform the name of the app, so it is not easily identifiable. By installing Cerberus on the system portion of the phone, and by making updates and alternating impossible, the app was impossible to remove.
The app permitted van der Meer to record video, take photos, and even listen in on calls. All while tracing the phone around Amsterdam. Van der Meer jerry-rigged a life out of remains of the thief’s life.
Here is the Short Film “Find my Phone”:
Our cell phones are riotously personal parts of us and a film like this demonstrates just how secretive and unsafe they can be. By tracking one cellphone thief for a few months we can comprehend that with a single software and some bad objectives our cellphones can go from remote property to automated detective within seconds.