- 10-04-2012, 03:13 AM #26
I appreciate what you are saying and I like the alias idea but I just prefer to keep things locally on a PC that I know I am the only one that accesses (viruses permitting) when you upload things to a service you are then relying on them keeping things safe. While this is unavoidable on something's such as emails my photos of my kids and contacts etc I like to keep away from anyone who has admin access to the back of hotmail or worse somebody who has the knowledge of how to hack into the hotmail accounts. I also work in the IT field which is why I am even more paranoid than I used to be as I know these things are possible;)
So can the phones be backed up locally or do you have to back up online as on iOS you can do either?
10-04-2012, 07:08 AM #27
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- 10-04-2012, 09:07 AM #28
Swipe left - app list.
Tap on magnifying glass
Start writing app name. If it's in your list it will narrow it down by indexing.
However if it's not, it will let you tap on "search marketplace" so you can see if you can install that app off the market.
To me - pretty neat!
10-04-2012, 10:00 AM #30
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The only thing you should NOT do is use Wifi on any public hotspot. A great many services do not encrypt their session data. It takes me 3 minutes to walk into a Starbucks, sniff the packet transfers in the air, steal an active session and masquerade as someone else on twitter or facebook. I don't even need your password.
If you are at home on Wifi, make sure you use WPA2 or better, and use a complex alphanumeric password with symbols. Dictionary brute force attacks are the only way for someone to get in to your Wifi with that and until they break the encryption, they cannot sniff meaningful packets of data from your network.
When using these services on a cell phone, I believe, for the most part, they are secure for WiFi. When using cell tower data (3G etc) rather than wifi, you have nothing to worry about. The amount of computing power required to reverse engineer the encrypted hashes for the packets would be astronomical.
I try and tell people nowadays that there is really little to worry about if you are diligent. Don't use public wifi.
Phishing attacks and other stupidly obvious tactics are required to infect a machine with botnets, trojans, etc so external access can be gained by an attacker.... don't fall for these tricks. Outside of these, only brute force through poor passwords are really dangerous.
And lastly, don't put anything on the internet that you wouldn't want someone else to see. I honestly don't care if someone sees my contact list, or my emails. Nothing in my personal accounts is worth caring that much about. Someone could just as easily steal more important information out of the glovebox of my car. Or my wallet, or in my home where my birth certificate and SIN number is stored.
No need to be paranoid anymore if you follow those simple rules.
- 10-04-2012, 11:22 AM #31
LOL, Don't use public wifi? Are you nuts!
You say you worked in IT. What are the odds that someone would take the time and sit around doing what you did. First of all, it was a jerk move, second, the average person doesn't have the know how to do it.
Secondly, Most people don't spend time trying to cray even WEP encrypted networks. They pretty much search for open networks.
I don't know anyone who doesn't use public wifi. It's readily available and it cuts down on carrier data usage. Which is extremely limited, unless you've been lucky enough the grandfather a old unlimited package in.
10-04-2012, 03:18 PM #32
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better safe than sorry i guess, i just try not to access fb/email/marketplace when im on public wifi
- 10-04-2012, 04:57 PM #33
- 10-05-2012, 01:49 AM #34
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- 10-27-2012, 06:41 AM #37
You can never be fully protected, unless you just flat out refuse to use technology period, and even then that doesn't protect you in the physical world, only the electronic world. Trust me, if a criminal is that dead set on breaking into something, they will make sure it happens even if it kills them. I thankfully don't have to use the Public WiFi unless my Three signal goes kaput. This includes anything of mine that can connect to the internet via WiFi, I have my OWN PERSONAL WiFi connection with me wherever I have my phone. But I do use Public WiFi if I have to, and I trust it. Because I know if I got that paranoid about my data I would have to remove myself from technology completely (even at work) to feel safe. And the only way to do that... Suicide. Let's not go there OK?
11-15-2012, 01:35 PM #38
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Hello, like the original poster, I am coming over from an iPhone 4. Many, many times have I considered buying a lumia but recently I decided to take the plunge and get the 920 on AT&T. Are there any comparable apps to Yelp, which I use or iTrains -which I use heavily for train info for MTA. Also, I use the Chase app a great deal.
11-16-2012, 01:38 PM #39
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- 11-16-2012, 10:21 PM #40
Hello Damon312! Welcome to Windows Phone! To help answer your questions, a quick search on the marketplace showed an app for both Yelp and Chase. There are 3 MTA apps that I found, one called "MTA Information" which is free and has a four star rating (of 448 reviews), an ad-free version of the same app for $0.99 that has 4.5 stars, and an app called "Train, Track & Times" for $0.99 which has four stars but only 1 reviewer.
I'd also suggest trying out Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps, I'm not sure they do MTA, but they are both excellent and very well might. There is no transit where I live (Oklahoma) so I've never checked into that. Hope you're enjoying your 920!