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Prey Anti-Theft is far from a newcomer to the mobile security scene, and the service offers a few advantages over competing offerings, as it can track and monitor laptops in addition to mobile devices. But it's definitely late to the game when it comes to its latest feature - the option to finally wipe stolen Android devices remotely.

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Prey can now remotely erase both your device's internal storage and its SD card. Of course, it will also wipe itself in the process, preventing users from tracking a device after pulling the trigger. Therefore, it's a weapon of last resort.

This feature is available only for pro users. Though the lowest price of $5 a month isn't going to break the bank, it's not a price worth paying for this feature alone. After all, Google lets you remotely wipe your device for free. But if you already have a pro account, here's another perk to enjoy.

Source: Prey

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • brkshr

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    • ram

      $5 per month...sorry it's too greedy...Cerberus is way way better and really priced reasonably.

      I'm happy to even donate for the level of service Cerberus is doing....It's really the best and reasonably priced security app for Android users...I'm happy to use it..

  • Aki I.

    These remote wipe apps should be remote bricking phones so they are unusable not just to remove sensitive data.

    • ram

      i feel it's better to get back the mobile, than bricking the mobile(no one could use it) ... these security apps could track your mobile's every move after it's lost, so there are wide incidents where the mobile is recovered...so the worst case scenario is erasing your data(of-course that's the only important thing)...Just check the Cerberus fb page about the recovery incidents...simply astonishing, Also I've tried myself and was amazed by it's level of security which is tough to breach(atleast not by simple thief)...:) :)

      So investing in these security apps are really a wise choice...

      • Mike Reid

        It would be more fun if you could keep control of the device and repeatedly wipe it, or do other havoc to the thief.

        And then, why not a permanent startup message about it being stolen, to reduce it's value. And display an anonymous forwarded email and maybe eventually get it back....

  • Ben Baranovsky

    I don't usually have a problem with posts, but this seems like it should have been sponsored. There are numerous other apps that can do this for free or at a much lower cost.

  • http://www.soalib.com Soalib jence

    Just try "Ghostrack" for once. Is free on Google play. I think its far better than any other apps here. Its simple app with lots if useful features. Can be used to track your kid or vehicle also. Trust me worthy of downloading.