Android :: Security - Password Files/apps

Nov 12, 2010

I'm looking for an app that I can use to password files/apps. For stock Gallery app. I have pictures in there of family, ect that I wouldn't want people to get in case my phone was lost/stolen. Is there such an app?

Android :: Security - password files/apps


Android :: Number Password Security App

Nov 27, 2010

On my Blackberry I could unlock my phone by typing in a number password of my choosing. Is there an app for that on Android? I've been looking without any luck.

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Android :: Password And SQLite Security

Apr 22, 2010

Here is what I am trying to figure out:

1) My application is going to have an optional password activity that will be called when the application is first opened.

My questions for this are a) If I store the password via android preference or SQLite database, how can I ensure security and privacy for the password, and b) how should password recovery be handled?

Regarding b) from above, I have thought about requiring an email address when the password feature is enabled, and also a password hint question for use when requesting password recovery. Upon successfully answering the hint question, the password is then emailed to the email address that was submitted. I am not completely confident in the security and privacy of the email method, especially if the email is sent when the user is connected to an open, public wireless network.

2) My application will be using an SQLite database, which will be stored on the SD card if the user has one. Regardless of whether it is stored on the phone or the SD card, what options do I have for data encryption, and how does that affect the application performance?

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Android :: Password Security - Encryption - Decompile

Feb 2, 2010

I am developing an app that uploads files to an FTP server, and the app will have the ftp user name / password in the code. I'm investigating making the FTP user name and password as secure as possible (including an encrypted value for each in a strings.xml and decrypting in the app when it needs to connect to the FTP server).

My concern is this is not actually secure at all, it seems someone could unzip the .apk, decompile it, view the strings.xml and java code that decrypts it - and thereby obtain the ftp login info.

So my question is.. am I approaching this wrong way? Is there a standard method of ensuring passwords that are hard coded into an app can be secure? (note - in this case this is not a password a user of the app would enter, the FTP password is universal to all that install it so it is included in the app).

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General :: Password Sync Security Input?

Jan 11, 2014

I need to put a good password keeper on my phone. There are many, of course. I want to get one that also has a desktop version. My question is when syncing, what do you feel is more secure? Syncing to a cloud such as Dropbox or straight WiFi sync between my phone and pc?

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Motorola Droid X :: Disabling Security Password Upon Unlocking

Sep 23, 2010

I upgraded to 2.2 yesterday and download was quick (<5 min) and install was equally quick.

When it rebooted to the new system it required me to establish a security code that comes on when you unlock the phone. I want to disable this function- but in the setting menu the choice to disable is there- but not able to be selected to be modified? Am I just missing something?

BTW: seems like a smart unlock as it only ask for your password if it has slept for a while (which makes me believe there is a setting somewhere that modulates the length of time after sleep that this is activated).

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General :: Can't Get Past Security Password To Connect To WiFi?

Apr 22, 2012

can't get past security password to connect to wifi at hotel. I am for sure typing the right password. Do I have to turn a phone setting off

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HTC Hero :: Security Flaw - Password Protect The Recovery Image

Sep 19, 2010

Is it possible to password protect the recovery image; where we flash our roms ect...?

I have password protected the device to stop the phone being used while it is on, but it's really pointless when someone can turn the phone off and just reflash the device.

Granted, they could do that anyway even if i had an offical rom without the recovery image, but it would still be a nice feature if it's possible.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 :: Security - Error Saying Wrong Password Or Username

Aug 12, 2010

Yesterday i added a security pattern where you have to fill in the pattern when the phone like starts. I took the wrong pattern and have to login with google stuff now. I did login and all stuff, but i get error saying wrong password or username. I checked on that it was correct and it is. Now i do not have Internet checked on before it went to locking so i dunno if its the reason that i do not have the internet connection on it.

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Android :: Provide Security For SDCARD Files

Aug 26, 2010

In my application 'x' there is a download manager which downloads a.mp3,b.mp3 and stored in the /sdcard /x/a.mp3.How to provide the security only my application can access the downloaded files not to the other applications?Is there any API provided by android or any other solution?

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HTC Hero :: Security - When Text Message Or Call Came In - Show All Stars On The Screen And Require My Password Before Answer The Call

Feb 6, 2010

On my previous phone it had a "full lock" feature on it that when a text message or phone call came in it would show all stars on the screen and require my password before you could answer the call or view the text message does the hero have that option or is there an app I can download?

I tried the pattern lock thing it has but if a call comes through or a text message comes through it still allows you to answer and/or view the message without entering the lock pattern..

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Samsung Captivate :: Does Android Have Support For Apps That Can Use To Password Protect Certain Apps On Phone?

Jul 21, 2010

I'm new to Android. I recently was an iPhone fan but thought that Android was a better alternative to iPhone. So anyway, I have a few questions about the Captivate. Does Android have support for apps that you can use to password protect certain apps on the phone? Like messages, and photos for more private stuff. Another question I have: is the Captivates reception really bad? I currently have the iPhone 4 while it doesn't have the best of signal, its not too bad either. And my last question is if the captivate has support for 32gb cards. I'm sorry if someones already gone over these but I could find anything right away. Anyways, I look forward to Android and the Captivate.

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Android :: Free Apps And Security?

Oct 7, 2010

I've migrated over from the iPhone to Android (G2 on T-Mobile) and really like the Android system. However, one thing I've noticed is that there are a lot more fully functioning and useful apps that are free vs. the iPhone, where most apps that are worth a damn cost you at least a dollar or more. Which has me wondering whether there is some sort of tracking or information gathering going on with these free Android apps to "compensate" for giving the program away.

I don't mean to sound cynical but it just doesn't seem logical that there is an army of developers willing to spend time and energy on apps they give away for free.

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General :: Security App That Closes Other Apps

Mar 8, 2014

Recently I read about an app that closes the app you want to close , so if someone want to read your whatsapp messages, whatsapp will be give an error unless you hit a secret spot and put a password.

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HTC Hero :: Hide Or Password Protect Files?

Dec 26, 2009

Does anyone know a way, or a program for hiding or p/w protect a file in the Hero?

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HTC Droid Eris :: Way To Password Protected Files?

Dec 21, 2009

Is there a way or an App to password protect or hide folders or files so they won't be visible to everyone that handles your phone?

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General :: How To Download / Extract (password Protected) RAR Files

Nov 1, 2011

I'm looking for the best method (concise and easy) to download .rar files, with the ability to specify the download location namely my SD card, and a method of extracting the .rar files (some of which are password protected). I have an unrooted Droid x2.

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HTC Droid Eris :: Security Enabled Apps (radio Players)?

Jan 14, 2010

Background: Bought an Eris several weeks back. Had AOnline Radio and DroidCumulus installed. Phone broke, got it replaced at store with another Eris. Tried to download both apps, could only find/download mms lite, a similar but inferior app by the same company. Emailed support, and their response was:"AOR, DroidCumulus are Security enabled apps.If your device is not categorized as secured as per android market,then you will not be able to see the app."Does anyone know what this means? Is there a setting that I can change? Why would one phone be security enabled and not another that should be identical?

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Motorola Droid :: Aren't These Security Apps Useless To Smart Thieves?

Jan 12, 2010

Ok so we have all these great apps just in case our Droid is stolen right!? Lookout, wavesecure etc. But being a Android user myself (and not ******ed) If I stole a droid what is stopping me from booting to the recovery console and wiping the phone. Then viola! the apps are useless correct? Or am I missing something here?

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Android :: Any Good Password Storage Apps

Jun 11, 2010

I'm new to Android and would like an opinion on a good password app to store password, etc for Android. I have a Sprint EVO 4G.

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HTC Droid Eris :: Password Screen Locks And When Asks For User Name And Password It States Invalid User Name / Password

Mar 3, 2010

I have had this same problem happen twice to me on 2 different phones on 2 different Verizon accounts!

The password screen locks and when it asks for the user name and password it states invalid user name / password!

Is this a known problem since when I called and talked to both Verizon and HTC the only thing they could tell me was to do a hard reset and they weren't aware of this problem?

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General :: Note 2 - Hide And Password Lock Apps In Android

Oct 23, 2012

I just bought a Note 2. The only reason I bought it because on iphone I wasn't able to hide my apps without jailbreaking. I was really looking forward to some on android market that would allow me to hide certain apps and password lock them along with password locking settings options. Yet I have not been able to find any. I have a few apps that I want to hide from my family and friends.

I would rather not root my phone as I am not that technically advanced!

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HTC EVO 4G :: Individual Password Protect Apps / Programs?

Jun 9, 2010

I'm wondering if there is a way (or app) to password protect individual apps/programs.Sometimes I hesitate to let my friends try out my phone, because it means they have full access to my text msgs, emails, facebook, etc. I'd like to password protect JUST those apps.

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General :: How To Password Protect Apps Installation

Jan 25, 2013

I have a Nexus 7 tablet and I need to prevent my little brother from installing apps from the Google play store and from other sources. There's an option in the play store to require a pin code but that's only for app purchases, I need to also prevent the installation of free apps.

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HTC Hero :: Function To Hide Apps And Have A Password To Access Them?

Jul 27, 2010

My daughters are forever taking my phone to play with and downloading games etc. This isfine but it does limit what apps I can put on my phone. Does anyone know of any apps I can get whereby it will give me the function to hide apps and have a password to access them?

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General :: Any Way To Require Password Even When Downloading Free Apps

Apr 2, 2014

When I go to the Play website I have to log in before I can do anything. However, from my phone or tablet I can install as many free apps as they want with no password required.

My kids are getting tablets but I don't want them to be able to install anything on their own, including free apps.

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General :: Password Protect Folders / Apps / Photos Gallery?

Jul 9, 2012

Is there anyway to password protect my folders and apps? Even my photos gallery?

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General :: LG Optimus V - Set Boot Password Like BIOS Password On PCs?

May 1, 2012

I'm new to android but just used the guides at this forum to root my LG Optimus V. I was wondering if now that I have root there is a way to install a boot password similar to the one I have on my computer. Before it loads the operating system, the BIOS asks for a password. Is there any similar functionality for android?

Also, is this possible on other devices even if it is not on mine? It's one of my favorite laymen security measures.

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Android :: Evo Password Pattern Only Or Can Have # Password

Aug 8, 2010

evo password pattern only? or can i have a # password

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Android :: How Can I Rip .Apk Files From Games / Apps?

Aug 23, 2010

How to rip .apk files from games and apps that I have downloaded? My phone (Nexus One) is not rooted, and I am using a mac, but I can get ahold of a PC if needed.

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