Security experts coming to S.F. to test Apple, Samsung smartphones’ anti-theft features
SAN FRANCISCO — The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York say they are bringing in state and federal security experts to test the newest anti-theft features designed to thwart the surge of stolen smartphones nationwide.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday the security experts will be in San Francisco to test Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 5 with its activation lock and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 with Lojack for Android.
Gascon said the experts will treat the phones as if they were stolen and try circumventing its anti-theft features to draw their own conclusions on its effectiveness.
“We are not going to take them at their word,” the prosecutors said in a joint statement Thursday. “Today we will assess the solutions they are proposing and see if they stand up to the tactics commonly employed by thieves. ” Read more ……