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wipable phone?

From: Rod-Lists 
This article got me thinking. I haven't had to fly since the 80's. But if I did have to cross a boundary, I could wipe a laptop and install when I got to the destination. And on the way back upload data and wipe again.
Is there a gsm phone that lets you do the same?

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 You can backup an iphone, reset it, and then restore it. I'm sure you can something similar to a Droid. You just need it to connect to the carrier to function, your preferences/apps/data can come later. You shouldn't be carrying sensitive data around on your laptop anyway. The laptop should have the applications and VPN client you need to access the data. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRsMJrAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdsdQH/jyRUaPrCB4vAuZgApGwjn6f 4X55pW/BNkAKKfWSgm0WbL1YlszHUGI/C8MHriGsxAKJHncS7bMsDrkZjxqmslRK dNtaP3IwGVEMYxlG+PMxQOSLlULZzgKH8Yfl0mePbvPYyZk1jOvDplI6fN+xcJ5R r+Jgz2a0iZVq/T4UHf8yqhc8dMi+NloaWWonG0FC9iZDnAnX8ttVkbEP4VxbEsBQ kTrOQYKbUcJTvJAnLC669vL2ZpoAe3ETb/H5zMja1hW33/J81zy8z4aEKrh19HG6 EN2Uhwe0hB/TsQ0QdvhZAFBrmk1AwR2UDDrQiCd3OY3bYZCjORlm0oZoFSTo73k= =HOCg -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ My understanding that it is hard to wipe a phone truely clean. That there quite a few nooks an crannies that are left untouched. ----- Dave Brockman wrote:

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Let's qualify the risk we are attempting to mitigate here.... the local DHS (or equivalent in whatever country we land in) is most likely *NOT* going to go to the trouble at the airport to jailbreak an apparently non or minimally configured smartphone and then start cloning the filesystem, or start digging around on it for that matter. The really cool toys that decrypt/unlock phones usually aren't that portable, and are way too expensive to be trusted at an airport. If you have concerns beyond that, you should most likely be using a dumb phone in your travels if you are traveling in areas where this is an issue and you don't have appropriate diplomatic or armed protection. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRsOuRAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdFaIH/iHmFQ+T0592NZwwrsq741G5 wFf6GMFpDlpXuCWtTCHAtCh0FA27CPQOWAMWv97y9KCs9V7qc5SFa6Z7J7PJONpG H+CLqFU3fUf9brw4jUP0nB92Twfr5JO/5JQYSNqp4Vzum785i1+aZXRlMGBP/rbQ vHycRfoAt+0hJcj7OTsYW4J77apBKl510A2sIzNiolUQKGtq6BouZ7QCm8OlVezO Nspn03d36tU1e0gOqbRdDkmQLu0V+1N5dZ8pvHErFganjSX6s2nMfZXmcYAmwFBS 2RJS3K7qGaaHQiDI5rYYvqDDxrcNl+IGnZWyOfqazLknd4juSAv5fgqrvjEQ3Uc= =lRI5 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----