Motorola Security Measure Bricks the Droid X

Posted by RandallDownes on Jul 15, 2010 7:10 PM EDT
Linux Pro Magazine; By Trevan McGee
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Motorola marched out its newest smartphone the Droid X, which features a 4.3-inch display and a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, but there's one major caveat to the phone: a new security measure designed to disable the phone entirely if it's tampered with. Called eFuse, the security measure corrupts the phone's boot process should the phone be hacked, tampered with, or rooted. And while this won't be a big deal to many consumers, power users should take heed before they wind up owning a $200 paperweight.

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