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Re: A potential "new-phone" security issue to consider


Could someone else have bought the phone before you and found that they didn't like it and returned it to get their money back?


On Fri, 30 Nov 2012 23:43:01 -0500, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Are these picture perhaps taken by store personnel to show off the phone

Or is this a refurbished phone, and these pictures are from the previous

The worry is what software might be loaded on the phone that you don't
know about.  If it's phone with an Android OS I would flash the phone
with something you trust, perhaps Cyanogenmod http://www.cyanogenmod.org/


On 12-11-30 10:42 AM, sandy wrote:

After getting my first smart phone from Fido a week ago, I assumed that
"out of the box" is straight from the factory.

I took photos yesterday. Today when I went to view them I also see 2 of
someone else's photos taken a week before I got the phone.

So someone else can fiddle with your new phone before you get it.

So maybe in order to be trusted new-phones should come with a sealed
package ... like Tylenol bottles.


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