1. jankocharlie's Avatar
    All;

    This is my first post in WpCentral. Have you thought about the security offered by Windows phone to your files? Like what if your phone gets stolen? what about your files, your photos?

    I was under the impression that the pictures/files are safe as long as there is a lock code enabled for the phone. But guess what I was wrong. Connect your phone to a linux machine and there you go. The default camera/media operation app will let you view all the files without unlocking the phone using the code.

    Well i had this discovered using Linux Mint 13. What are your views?

    Thanks
    Charlie.
    04-13-2014 11:22 AM
  2. KK SARMA's Avatar
    All;

    This is my first post in WpCentral. Have you thought about the security offered by Windows phone to your files? Like what if your phone gets stolen? what about your files, your photos?

    I was under the impression that the pictures/files are safe as long as there is a lock code enabled for the phone. But guess what I was wrong. Connect your phone to a linux machine and there you go. The default camera/media operation app will let you view all the files without unlocking the phone using the code.

    Well i had this discovered using Linux Mint 13. What are your views?

    Thanks
    Charlie.
    When phone is locked (with security code), when you connect to any computer whether it is Windows or Mac, the File Explorer doesn't show any files until phone is unlocked. (try it yourself in your PC). I don't think Windows Phones can connect to Linux computers (like Ubuntu) because I haven't heard any one connecting WP to Linux until now.

    When your phone is stolen, you can erase your data remotely from windowsphone.com, and also No virus can attack windows phone.
    04-13-2014 11:30 AM
  3. jankocharlie's Avatar
    Well on mint it opens up the gallery by default. I've tested this. No sweating or hard work.. The phone gallery opens for you. Not tested on a mac though
    04-13-2014 02:44 PM
  4. jankocharlie's Avatar
    Also I think the phone needs to be connected to internet for remote data erase to work?
    04-13-2014 02:45 PM
  5. altafmahmood's Avatar
    I connect my Lumia 620 with my pc running Ubuntu and it does not show file in gallery when the phone is locked. Only after unlocking i see files pop up.
    04-13-2014 03:05 PM
  6. pdelvo's Avatar
    Also the internal storage is fully encrypted (Bittlocker)
    04-13-2014 03:13 PM
  7. hprvez's Avatar
    No it's not encrypted by default
    04-13-2014 07:41 PM
  8. T Moore's Avatar
    It has to get stolen first.
    04-13-2014 07:48 PM

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