March 24, 2011 at 8:08 am #6224eoakinyemi02Participant
i really dont know if this is the right place to post this. but i believe i can be helped. my blackberry was stolen and all efforts to get it back failed, am left with only one solution, and that will be using the MAC Address of the phone, can anyone help me pin point the location?
the MAC Address is 40:5F:BE:74:86:44
March 24, 2011 at 10:51 am #38912hayabusaParticipant
MAC, alone, won’t help any of us to find it for you. Sorry. Without having access to your cellular provider, we wouldn’t have an IP to associate to it, and therefore, no way to even BEGIN to know where it is. If anyone could find it, it’d be the cellular carriers, who could triangulate it based on tower associations, etc. However, this occurrence is so frequent, that I sincerely doubt they’d go to much effort, on behalf of a single user / device.
March 31, 2011 at 3:25 am #38913dynamikParticipant
At this point, you should be more concerned about protecting the information that’s on the phone than finding it.
Was it personal or business? If it’s business, you need to escalate the loss to your supervisor/IT department/etc., so they can wipe the device and follow whatever procedures they hopefully have in place.
I’m not sure if you can get your carrier to perform a remote wipe for a personal phone or if there’s some other way to get that accomplished. There’s probably more personal information on their than you realize, so you should research what your options are and try to protect yourself as much as possible.
April 11, 2011 at 5:19 am #38914SephStormParticipant
Now this brings up an interesting point. Many times in tv shows or movies, we seel that LE has the ability to ask/have a service provider track a piece of hardware be it cell phone, or a vehicle, etc. Is ther any precedent or possibility of an individual forcing a SP to do this? I mean, why couldnt the OP theoretically get a court order for the SP to locate the device? It could possibly act as a theft deterant if individuals knew a person could get an order and take that order to the SP, and with the requirement that the information be provided to LE, LE would track down the item and arrest the thief.
I can see a few problems with this, but I think it would be worth a shot.
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