Apple's iCloud has been able to completely reset preconfigured smartphones in just a few clicks over the years. For example, you can protect your personal data with theft. In the US state of New York, this technology is supposed to be used in special cases to remove evidence.
"Remote Initialization" via iCloud
At least it was requested by the local police agency in the 66,000-city city of Schenectady, in the north of New York City and near the Albany capital. According to court documents local newspapers Daily newspaper Juelle G, 24, was charged with driving a vehicle related to a drive-by shoot. She was caught and her iPhone X was seized.
According to court documents, G. started "remote wipe" of the device through Apple service iCloud. It is not clear why the police do not protect the device by lifting it from a container that blocks radio waves. G. Daniel Smalls's lawyer Daily newspaper again. The suspect did not delete the phone, so it looks like it is now useless to the police. "Our position is that my customers did not remotely access anything and remotely delete anything."
The suspect is not a computer expert.
G. She was not a computer expert. However, Apple makes it very easy for you to initiate remote deletion. You can go to iCloud.com in your browser, log in, select your device from "Find my iPhone" and perform a remote wipe with a few clicks. To use this feature, your iOS hardware must have been previously enabled for "Find my iPhone". Apple's default feature is that the anti-theft feature is very useful.
According to the court document, G. one day after the fire, deleted iPhone X. She was released after the crime. But she was arrested again on November 2nd. She is charged with three acts that manipulate evidence in two cases and interfere with the investigation in one case. Evidence manipulation should affect iPhone X only. The investigation would have interfered with G. on that day. Whether or not Schenectady's police on technology such as Faraday Container should not be able to remotely handle a smartphone that has been activated. Authorities answered similar questions. Daily newspaper Initially.