Today i open a topic about my recent experience and i want to share maybe some questions.
Last day i switched successfully from classic samsung rom to /e/ os.
The same day i was invited to a party with my friends, the party was great, but in the end of the night while i was going home, 5 guys went to me and took me my phone in the transport.
Before with Samsung and Google eco-system i had set many protections for this kind of situation like online phone backups, distant data removal, encryption, last position before switch off, auto data wipe after x attemps, etc …
I was very sad to lose both my phone, money, and both all time spent to make a new start with the /e/ ecosystem. Last day i had not enought knowledge about open source equivalence to protect my phone, and i didn’t secured it enough.
For me the lesson is that changing ecosystem is a process that require some secure precautions (like not using the phone like usual or using an other maybe) but moreover i won’t forget that physicial protection is very very important too, in my case the phone was like “in a transition state” where all wasn’t prepared for daily use (a sort of “dev state” instead of “production” for daily life). But maybe if i had a physical protection like a cable or something to prevent stealing i don’t know … i still feel a little bit upset by what happened.
Now i bought a less expensive phone, a Xiaomi 8T (which is not available with /e/ for the moment sadly) and i want to quickly rebound and move on by starting again.
i would like to know more about how to protect a phone against robery when we don’t use the classic Google or Samsung protection.
I think that’s difficult to have a balanced workflow between protection and privacy, between nothing and frequent gps tracking, between easy to use data and dangerous encryption that might be not recoverable…
What do you think ? any advises ?
Thanks for reading and have a nice day.