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Lookout's Thefties Feature Snaps a Photo of a Phone Theif

 - Jun 7, 2014
References: lookout & psfk
Just as there are security cameras to catch miscreants in the act of doing something they shouldn't, mobile security company Lookout's 'Thefties' is designed to catch a phone thief in the act. The cameras on most new phones now are pretty top notch in terms of quality and Thefties makes use of forward-facing cameras and in the case of suspicious activity, it will snap a picture of the possible perpetrator.

If there's any kind of strange activity detected, such as numerous tries to enter a password, or removing the phone's SIM card, Lookout sends phone owners a Theft Alert, which includes a photo and location so that they can hand the information over to the authorities and make a report about the incident.

Thefties can be used with both Android and Apple devices as part of Lookout's protection plans.