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aeGis – Security App From a Member of The CyanogenMod Development Team

If you are big into security and protecting your data, while also being big into open source, then check out aeGis. Made by a member of the CyanogenMod development team, this application is based on configurable SMS passphrases. Whether you need to remotely lock, wipe, or locate your phone, all you need to do is text the device and you’re back in control. The app was just released and is sure to become more intuitive over time as the developer works out the kinks, so for the time being, the app is only available to residents of the U.S.

The app is free through Google Play and from the reviews so far, it’s becoming pretty popular.

For you coder folks, you can view the source code here.

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  • Anon

    I’m still really impressed and happy with AndroidLost. Currently it’s free, but there’s a pro version in the works; if the price is reasonable I may very well upgrade.

  • kixofmyg0t

    A good idea…..but what if someone swaps out your sim card?

  • Raven

    I would like the ability to have an option to trigger the phone to take pictures with front and rear cameras and then mms them to the phone that sent the sms.

    One time my daughter borrowed my wife’s phone to play games and then left it on the floor of our vehicle. I had a similar app that I was able to text and get a GPS location installed on her phone. It even gave me a link to a nice Google map that showed the phone as being in the end of the house near the vehicle due to GPS inaccuracies. If it would have sent me a picture, I would have instantly known where the phone was instead of searching for it for hours.

    • S2556

      That’s a good idea

      • michael arazan

        Great idea, especially for people who bar hop and/or lose their phone alot

    • sk3litor

      Where’s my droid? That’s the one I use. But that cam idea is a good one

    • Derp

      Cerberus on the play store

  • jerflash

    works pretty well actually and for free you can beat it!!!

  • Brian Spearman

    It seems like Prey (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.prey&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDNd) might still be a more feature-packed option