Google announces new tools to lock phones in the event of theft

16 May 2024 2 minutes Author: Newsman

At its I/O developer conference, Google announced new security tools for Android phones that can automatically lock your phone if it’s stolen. Using artificial intelligence, the system will be able to determine when the phone has been taken out of the user’s hands and immediately lock the screen.

These innovations will be part of the Android 15 operating system, but some of them will be available for older versions as well. New security features include the use of sensors such as the accelerometer and gyroscope to detect sudden changes in the phone’s position, which could indicate theft. If the system detects that the phone has been snatched, it will automatically lock the screen.

In addition, Google is introducing additional security features, such as the option of “private spaces”, where you can store confidential applications with an additional level of authentication. If an attacker tries to disable Find My Device, the system will also require a PIN, password or biometrics.

The problem of phone theft is global. For example, in London a phone is stolen every six minutes. Stolen devices can be resold or disassembled for spare parts. Criminals also try to gain access to banking or cryptocurrency applications to transfer funds. Google’s new tools aim to make phones less attractive to thieves by protecting users’ data even after it’s stolen.

Google’s new AI-based security tools for Android add an extra layer of protection before, during and after your phone is stolen. They aim to make it harder for criminals to access user data and resell devices, making phones less attractive for theft.

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