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Old 25-10-2006, 10:12 PM
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Ok so i just have lost or have had my phone stolen up in london.

I phoned up my network and had the imei blocked along with the sim.

Question is regardless of that being done can someone turn on my phone and look at my messages with that sim card in it? As i have my bank details saved in my draft folder (foolishly)

I need to know ASAP as i would have to change the bank details asap.

Please help.

thanks.
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Old 26-10-2006, 8:18 PM
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The answer is NO.

The person who tries to turn it on will only get a barred message.

Only you contacting the network can unlock this fone.

Their are however people out their with software and hardware to open the IMEI barr although these people are highly trained in this action with the necessary hardware, although this comes with a 5 year jail sentence. The little imp that took you fone wont have a clue and is left with a piece of paperweight instead of his booty he thought he had.

I would suggest your info is safe.

Most top range nokia's have a wallet function that is protected by a password. Its a learning curve im afraid.
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Old 30-10-2006, 2:16 AM
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Good information to have ...I don't keep any thing financial or too confidential on my mobile, and I don't think I'll start. It would be my luck one of those fellows risking the five year sentence would get it!
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Old 31-10-2006, 6:57 AM
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I only keep this type of info in my nokia 8800 wallet as only a password will open this , although if I did lose or have my handset stolen they could reset the password but this would clear the wallet.

If your fone does not have this type of security then being safe and not sorry is the best policy by not adding any of these details !!
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Old 31-10-2006, 10:38 AM
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I think your drafts folder will be held on the handset and not the sim, so you'll be ok in that respect since the IMEI's been blocked.

I don't think phone hackers can reactivate a handset with the old IMEI number, only give it a new one.

When I store important information on my phone I normally disguise it as well. My MasterCard pin is disguised as a phone number ie 020 8240 3578 and the contact is Mr C Ardent (do you see what I did there )

There's a good article here on all aspects of Mobile Security including Smishing and Viruses.

[Edit - Oh and be careful when reporting the loss/theft. Reporting a lost phone as stolen carries a 6 month jail sentence! To stop people claiming on insurance that doesn't cover loss.]
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