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Deutsche Telekom develops blockchain-based app to protect stolen smartphones

Thursday 7 June 2018 | 15:31 CET | News
Deutsche Telekom and Camelot Innovative Technologies Lab are testing out a new security feature for smartphones based on blockchain technology that would block stolen smartphones. Currently, the only way users can protect personal data on a stolen phone is to block the smartphone via its International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. Telekom can prevent stolen phones from connecting to its own network by placing a device's IMEI on an internal blocking list, although thieves can still connect with these smartphones to other mobile networks.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Deutsche Telekom / SAP
Countries: Germany
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