CyanogenMod Account Created, Comes With Extra Security Features Like Remote Wipe

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  • 20 Aug 2013
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  • If a simple CyanogenMod ROM isn’t enough for the average user, you’ll now be able to get a CyanogenMod Account. That’s the name of a new feature/service, that allows users to sign up and get access to more features associated to their CM installation.

    Those perks include tracking a lost device, remote wiping and more, plus the promise to use CyanogenMod Account for future projects. CM has been working on this idea for months now and promises to give end to end encryption for locating missing handsets. If the phone has been stolen, you can erase files from the smartphone’s internal storage and its SD card.

    The CyanogenMod Account will be “leveraged” as part of a Secure SMS feature that’s being developed right now. The people behind it have shared details on the CM Google+ page. An important aspect is the fact that the user’s password is never stored on the server, so a public key is generated in the browser, for extra security.

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