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Offline bryancartney

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Test out the Motorola Skip
« on: August 21, 2013, 04:30:46 AM »
Everyone has a cell phone password, and cell phone companies have been striving to come up with new and improved ways to make protecting your phone easier. It started with actual passwords and is now to the point where you draw a pattern with dots. What if you didnít have to type anything at all? That would be the best option, but then anyone could get in. What we need is a way to access our phones without the hassle of passwords and with the security a password brings.That is exactly what Motorola did for you.

What is it?

In just a few days, the new Moto X will be released. Though this is a spiffy phone all on its own, and having a custom-built phone is always the best option, there is something else you will find kind of fun with these phones. The Motorola Skip accessory will be released with the phone. Though it costs about $20, according to droid-life.com, it will be given for free with all new phone purchases.

This little accessory is a magnetic chip that will unlock your phone. All you have to do is touch your phone to it, and you have access to everything! Motorola is trying to make it easy on you and take one more step out of your day. The chip can be found in a little band you can wear on your pocket or in stickers that you can stick to your desk, according to droid-life.com. You can connect to as many devices as possible, making it great to have one at home, one at work, one in your pocket, and more. You can also disconnect from your phone whenever you want in case you lose the chip or sticker.

The biggest problem

The biggest problem with getting this neat little accessory is access, according to ARSTechnica. Anyone who gets a hold of your chip will end up having access to your phone. Though people use passwords on their phones to keep away the prying eyes of everyday thieves, many people also use it to keep siblings, roommates, spouses, and children out of their phone. It would be very easy for someone living with you to grab and use the Moto X and Motorola Skip together. Even if your loved ones donít do it, someone else at work could easily grab your phone and unlock it with the sticker on your desk.

Though there are definitely some security concerns associated with the Motorola Skip, you should try it out if you arenít too worried about it!

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Sources

http://www.droid-life.com/2013/08/19/quick-look-motorola-skip-accessory-for-the-moto-x/
http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/motorola-skip-password-security-without-the-hassle-key-restrictions-apply/



Offline Ziggy

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Re: Test out the Motorola Skip
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 08:17:36 AM »
Here's an alternative to the Motorola Skip that was shared with me by rabidhunter. Maybe you've seen this but if not, it's a very interesting product to anyone with a curious mind to help keep your NFC phone secure. Link is by Android Police.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/08/19/nfc-ring-to-control-your-smartphone-hits-kickstarter-goal-in-only-3-days/