App will take a photo of the thief that stole your Android phone

App will take a photo of the thief that stole your Android phone
Kaspersky’s Mobile Security app for Android allows you to quietly activate your device’s camera and take a mugshot. The mugshot feature activates your phone’s front facing camera and takes pictures of who may have your phone, or where your phone is.

If your phone is stolen, the feature is nice because the thief will not know they are posing for pictures and it puts you in a position to help identify the perpetrator to police if needed. You can view the images directly through a web-based panel, or have the photos emailed.  The feature has uses beyond catching a thief though.  You can also use it to help you find your misplaced phone.  Use the mugshot to see if you can tell if you left your phone in the car, or at work. 

App will take a photo of the thief that stole your Android phone
The app allows you to locate your phone using GPS, Wi-Fi and Google Maps. It can do this even if the SIM card has been removed.  You can also remotely lock the device.

Being a security app also means that Kaspersky will scan applications and files you download to your device and helps protect it from the usual suspects that seek to exploit Android users. Kaspersky Mobile Security for Android is available on Google Play and will work on Android 2.2 – 4.1. There is a $14.95 annual subscription fee to use the Mobile Security app from Kaspersky.

App will take a photo of the thief that stole your Android phone
sources: Mashable, Google Play

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19 Comments

1. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I use Cerberus for my Galaxy Tab 10.1 to track it. HAvent used it in like 3 months, never had a reason to use it, but this is good

2. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

very nice. any iFans views on this? :)

3. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Cerberus is #1......another show how iPhone is an inferior product

7. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 912; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

they have a native app for that on the iphone.

11. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Find my iPhone is quite inferior compared to Cerberus...

18. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

si wil your app take a photo of the thief, show message, take a photo when 3x trying wrong code, send phone number when you want, call logs, on sms do some actions (turn on internet), on sms take a photo and send it to my email? working even when he wipe the device?

4. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

NIce, im glad android has such good open source apps.

9. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Huh? Android is open-source. Most android apps (including the $14.95 a year leech-ware variety) are not.

5. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

I was having this type of App in the glory days of Nokia N series. I had installed one app with funcionality similar to this on my Nokia N73, and by the help of that app, I was able to guide police to nab the theif who stole my N73, as that app captured the thief's picture and emailed me, and it even mailed me the co-ordinates of thief's location................

6. mukrenol

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 03, 2011

easy... stole the phone... put tape on the cameras.... flush it out then activate... now it's not really traceable....

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Wow, Mukrenol...looks like you've already 'stole'n, flushed and reactivated one...and you're happily using the untraceable phone. :P

12. mukrenol

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 03, 2011

you mean my sony ericsson xperia pro? >.> iphone is too 'complicated' for me to use... xD

10. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Nice lets see if phones can do this, lol

13. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I use Lookout Mobile Security personally. Havent felt the need to check for other apps because it has worked great for me.

14. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

who would like to steal an devaluated Android phones.. not worth it people.. just put TEP on it and get a brand new phone

15. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

a Samsung Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note II or HTC ONE X is worth more than an iPhone. And hold their vaiue very well.

16. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

someone who wants to steal a phone that does more then the phones from 2007, the latest android flagships would be worth stealing and re-selling to thieves ohh i forgot none have that apple logo so in your world there not worth anything

17. issa8

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

$15 bahahaha!! Prey and Android Lost do it for free!

19. roopasrilavanya

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Get the thief photo with this free android application. Remote SMS features are awesome. hangoverstudios.com/mobileantitheft/

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