Android :: Security - Password Files/apps

Nov 12, 2010

I'm looking for an app that I can use to password files/apps. For example...my 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?

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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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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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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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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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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 google.com 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aug 8, 2010

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

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Aug 23, 2010

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Aug 2, 2010

In Android, is it possible to share files between 2 different apps running in separate processes?

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Jul 23, 2010

I'm looking for something that would allow me to log in to a server and get and put files. On my PC I can set up a connection with My Network Places " or whatever it's called. Then I can log in and drag/drop cut/paste between computers. Something like that would be ideal. I have Astro File Manager and its promo description says it has FTP abilities but I've looked through all the documentation and can't find anything about it. I see other FTP apps in the market but have a hard time understanding the description of what they do. What I do understand sounds more like it sets my Droid up as an FTP server, which isn't what I'm looking for.

Is there something out there that does what I'm looking for?

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Aug 15, 2010

I was wondering if there is a way that I can exclude some folders and files from being accessed by the camera app and the gallery app.
I've loaded some R rated movies (Wedding Crashers, Superbad, etc) which contain adult content.I notice that the movies are accessible from the Camera and Gallery apps. I let my kids play games and take pics and dont want them to be able to access these so easily.Are my only options to remove the movies or not let them use my phone?

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Feb 6, 2010

Is there a way to stop apps from scanning the phone for files every time one is opened from within the app?

I'm using PDF Viewer and every time I want to open a PDF file, it spends a while scanning the phone for PDFs - time-consuming when I have a collection of several hundred on it.

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Oct 9, 2009

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Aug 15, 2010

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Sep 11, 2010

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May 2, 2010

I have DoubleTwist to pull my music from my ITunes library to the Droid Incredible but it DOES NOT PULL the Album Artwork. Does anybody have any suggestions to pull the artwork over to my Incredible? What apps are you using to catalog your music files?

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Aug 25, 2010

Just wondered, it seems that sometimes when you download an app to try and then you remove it, does this completely remove all the files from the internal memory?, im sure i have done this before and it seems i loose a small piece of memory after uninstalling Just wondered if there was a certain uninstaller that completley removes all files & folders?

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Apr 30, 2010

I have to access to the data folder of other applications from my application to read configuration's file and so on but it seems it's possible only to read data from the sdcard and my application's data folder. Can you suggest me how to solve this problem?

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Sep 11, 2010

I was trying to free up space for my phone apps to run, by moving music files from the /emmc/music folder to my SD card. I succeded only when I resorted to using my PC connection, when both Astro and ES Explorer gave me "files cannot be moved" errors. I would prefer not to have done it this way, when I could have made use of such apps, but some part of the system is set against this. My phone isn't rooted, but I doubt that is the reason, as my PC was able to access files under /emmc (but not /system), and move them to my SD card. With my phone apps it's different, in that I cannot perform any operations at all under the root, not even copy (but I can look) Please help if you can!

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Aug 25, 2009

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Jul 19, 2010

So before i start rooting...can i copy all my files, pics, vids, and apps onto my comp and then transfer it back? I would like to keep some of my apps cuz they are no longer on the market. Also, i ask this because i read that you have to wipe your phone clean while rooting

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May 23, 2010

I've done a bit of searching but haven't really turned up much.

Basically I just want to know if there's any apps available that will allow me to watch video files on my Desire over my home WiFi network.

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Oct 7, 2010

Phone has developed a very annoying buzzing/vibration during calls and Vodafone UK will be exchanging the handset tomorrow.

My question is, if I use the SE backup software will it backup everything? Apps, SD card files, settings etc. Has anyone had any experience of this, can you offer any advice?

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Nov 15, 2009

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I guess what I'm asking is if there's a way to "clone" your Droid, not just the SD card.

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Jan 9, 2010

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Jul 22, 2010

Just curious, are there any methods or apps that add security to your phone? Like locating a stolen phone, or wiping memory when stolen, etc.One idea, if the phone is lost or stolen: I use Locale. I could set a condition that triggers the "open shortcut" situation, and turns ON Google Latitude. The condition could be a calendar event. When I realize that the phone is lost or stolen, I could set a G-cal event that starts immediately, so when the phone syncs the calendar to Google, it triggers the Locale condition/situation.

-If you don't use Locale, you are probably really confused after reading that. That's ok.

-Google Latitude basically shows you and your friends on a G-map. That way, when it gets stolen, I could go to Latitude on my comp and find my stolen phone. It's bundled with Google Maps (I think).

I want to hear what you guys use for security on your phones. Whether it's a simple app that lets you find it around the house (Wheres My Droid), or something more complex, like the idea above.

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Jan 11, 2010

Is there such thing on the android market that would allow you to remotely connect to your phone if it were lost and wipe everything off of the phone? Say my phone is lost and I wanted to wipe it remotely so nobody could access the information or contacts on it is there an application for this available?

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May 12, 2010

So I had a question about the security of apps on the market. I read the sticky about it which was very helpful but have a question about a particular app. In my hunt for a good alarm clock app I found "alarm clock plus" which I downloaded and think its a great app but I'm kind of worried about some of the permissions it uses.

They are:

Your Location, coarse (network based) location Network communication, full internet access Phone calls, read phone state and identity System tools, modify global system settings, prevent phone from sleeping

Is there anything here that seems sketchy? I thought it might need location for some sort of weather functionality, but it doesnt have anything like that. And I dont know why it would need full internet access either.

Maybe I am being to paranoid about the whole app security thing, what do you guys think?

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Sep 8, 2010

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Aug 31, 2010

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Oct 6, 2010

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