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3. (US20170180530) Disablement of Lost or Stolen Device

Pub. No.:    20170180530    International Application No.:    15447832
Publication Date: 22/06/2017 International Filing Date: 02/03/2017
IPC: H04M 1/67
H04W 12/08
H04W 48/02
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: Nicholas Bradley Tucker
Title: Disablement of Lost or Stolen Device
Abstract:

The restricted use of a cellular network to facilitate disablement of a device that is suspected lost or stolen. Accordingly, even if the device is not capable of general use of the cellular network, disablement communications are still permitted across the cellular network. Accordingly, the device may receive a disable command from the disablement service over the cellular network, and acknowledge processing of the disable command to the disablement service also over the cellular network. Thus, efforts by an unauthorized possessor of the device to prevent disablement by removing the physical authentication module are thwarted. Likewise, turning the cellular service off using software settings at the device also does not prevent the device from being disabled via cellular network communication.