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Questions tagged [imei]

International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) is a unique number used to identify mobile phones.

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Can SIM card be locked to the specific equipment?

I'm curious if SIM card can be "personalized" to operate only in the specified mobile equipment in addition to usual PIN security. So the SIM extracted from "legitimate" phone and placed into ...
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Tracking an IMEI or device from an IP address

If I access a website and complete an online form using 3G on my iphone, can my actual phone be traced back to the IP address? For example if the website can see what IP address was used, how easy is ...
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Why don't smartphone manufactures write the IMEI onto one time writable ROM so that it can't be tampered with? [closed]

The title says it all basically. Even now, why is tampering IMEI possible at all? Shouldn't manufactures be using one time writable memory to embed IMEI into phones? Why don't they?
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I used 10minutemail and my own phone number, is there a risk?

I created a twitter account and used 10minuteemail, then twitter said my account was having automated behaviour, so I searched a temporary fake number to use but for the sake of lazyness I just put my ...
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How secure are IMEI numbers?

I recently had my phone stolen (Galaxy S8) and have done the following: Wiped it remotely Reported the theft to network operator, who have allegedly blocked the EMEI I have tried searching for ...
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What are the real world risks of sharing your device and network information with advertisers?

I am trying to decide whether to keep this new fitness tracker that I bought for $70. Great deal - until I found out that I'm paying for it with my personal data. How risky is is to share MAC ...
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Can the police track my phone even if I remove the SIM card?

If the Police have your mobile phone number then I understand they can track your mobile phone. Now, I understand the mobile phone number is linked to the sim card but if you simply change the sim ...
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Can a smartphone be accessed only by knowing its IMEI?

I have an old smartphone that I want to use only as a media player/portable radio/voice recorder. It doesn’t have a SIM card and it’s not connected to WiFi. I am curious however can the files on it ...
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Can someone who knows my IMEI number hack me if I use their Wi-Fi?

Can someone who knows my IMEI number compromise my mobile and access my social media accounts when I am connected to their Wi-Fi?
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Microsoft support asking me for my phone IMEI?

I just contacted Microsoft support on my Lumia phone via the preinstalled "Contact Support" app, about an issue of the language of comments on apps in the Store being in the wrong language (different ...