Keys vs phone

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Keys vs phone

Postby [FnG] Hanno » Sat May 04, 2013 10:52 am

BBC article about unlocking your front door with your phone rather than keys:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22372102

What a great idea.... emmm not.

Surely your phone is far more likely to be stolen than your keys- in the UK I believe stolen phones make up something stupid like 50% of all thefts.
I don't know about you but I don't have a label on my keys saying my address, but I'm damned sure that that info could be mined from my phone....
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Re: Keys vs phone

Postby [FnG] N!MRoD » Mon May 06, 2013 10:43 pm

Hmm well, just seems like a fancy electronic lock to me.

And they are saying
Imagine never having to worry about losing your housekeys again.
But an electronic lock solves that just the same XD
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Re: Keys vs phone

Postby [FnG] RampantBunny » Wed May 08, 2013 9:37 pm

technically very easy with an RFC chip, but indeed not very safe!
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Re: Keys vs phone

Postby [FnG] Nihilist » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:29 am

You can remote-disable your phone if it gets stolen.

You can't do that with your keys.

Draw your own conclusions. ;)
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Re: Keys vs phone

Postby [FnG] Hanno » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:24 pm

[FnG] Nihilist wrote:You can remote-detonate your phone if it gets stolen.

You can't do that with your keys.

Draw your own conclusions. ;)


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Re: Keys vs phone

Postby [FnG] N!MRoD » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:16 pm

[FnG] Nihilist wrote:You can remote-disable your phone if it gets stolen.

You can't do that with your keys.

Draw your own conclusions. ;)


So then in theory it is also possible to open it remotely or have another phone open it, at least that what I think of it.
Cant help but being cautious about such things, hackers could end up having a field day with such things.
eg. Imagine the database being hacked, and all the log-in credentials being sold to a new kind of burglars, which then adjust the phone and go break in your house.
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Re: Keys vs phone

Postby [FnG] RampantBunny » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:39 pm

[FnG] N!MRoD wrote:

Cant help but being cautious about such things, hackers could end up having a field day with such things.
eg. Imagine the database being hacked, and all the log-in credentials being sold to a new kind of burglars, which then adjust the phone and go break in your house.



In a way this already happens with hacked game accounts, stolen credit card details etc, though nice as it is I to would not feel 100% comfortable using my Phone like this.
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Re: Keys vs phone

Postby [FnG] pyxie.T32 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:25 pm

If your phone ran out of battery would you then be unable to get through the door?
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Re: Keys vs phone

Postby [FnG] N!MRoD » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:50 pm

[FnG] pyxie.T32 wrote:If your phone ran out of battery would you then be unable to get through the door?

Well maybe your neighbours can charge it for you, annoying but you still would manage.
But imagine your phone crashing or dieing on you! Maybe there is still a spot for you under the bridge.
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