CyanogenMod Accounts Now Available, Allow Users to Remotely Wipe Devices
The folks of CyanogenMod have launched a new solution for remotely locating a missing phone or tablet and wiping its date, in order to avoid having it stolen or lost. The novelty is called CyanogenMod Account, included in the nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10.1 and 10.2 from September 10th.
If you flash one of these builds, you’ll be prompted to create a new account at startup. You can enter an email address and password, choose to use the GPS, WiFi or mobile data to determine your location and then it’s all set. You can log into your CyanogenMod Account via web browser and from there you’ll manage your devices and locate the on the map.
You can also send a remote wipe command and apparently there will be extra features added in the future. Of course, this is not the first “find my phone” and remote data wipe system in the world, but it’s one of the most secure solutions available right now. The source code can be seen here.