The afternoon session of Day One at DEMOfall featured a discussion on technology by the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, as well as a number of presentations about new products.
By far the presentation that got the biggest reaction from the crowd was Maverick Secure Mobile by Maverick Mobile Solutions. The product is a mobile device security solution with a bit of a revenge streak. When installed on a phone, it can protect the data on a stolen phone, encrypting it and also letting users remotely retrieve their contacts. However, the product also makes it possible to strike back at the phone thief by monitoring and logging their calls and text messages, disabling the phone, and even making the phone emit an alarm and display a message telling the thief to return the phone.
Other interesting presentations from the afternoon session included g.ho.st, the Web-based virtual computing platform that has added mobile device support, and Usable Security Systems, which demoed UsableLogin, a very user friendly and secure solution for managing web-based passwords.