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All posts tagged "password"


Friday, October 28, 2011

Forget Your Android Passcode? LifeHacker has some great tips for you!

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 10:00 AM

http://lifehacker.com/5852941/what-...phones-passcode

"Whether you made a mistake when setting it or you've been mind-wiped by aliens sometimes you just can't remember the PIN number or unlock pattern for your phone. Here are your options for getting back into your device."

LifeHacker has great tips that anyone who uses a lock code in Android may find helpful. I can be a little forgetful sometimes. I need to be careful when I create or change a password. If I don't use it enough, or use it again soon enough, I can easily forget it.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

How to Share Your WPA Key Easily!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Articles, Resources & Developer" @ 11:00 AM

http://lifehacker.com/5835743/how-t...barcode-scanner

"Android: If you want to give a friend access to your Wi-Fi network..."

When people come to my house, I tell them my WPA key - however it's an easy affair given the fact it's comprised of actual words (a lot of them) that are easy to spell. But what if my WPA Key looked more like this: af0c9bua0234hyolakdnv? Well, it would be an odd key, but thankfully now an option exists to share that strange key easily among your Android-toting friends!

Tags: android, password, wpa

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Save Time While Staying Secure with Delayed Lock

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 04:00 AM

http://lifehacker.com/5810818/delay...tly-re+enter-it

"Adding a PIN, password, or pattern to your phone's lock screen can be great for security, but really annoying if you unlock your phone frequently. Delayed Lock turns off your pattern for a few minutes, so you don't have to swipe it every time you check your phone."

This app could be a great little time saver. If you use a secure lock screen and find it annoying when you need to unlock often you should really check out Delayed Lock by J4velin. It is very configurable and will let you set an amount of time that it will wait after the screen is locked before requiring your password or pattern to be entered. It has other options too, even letting you delay the password/pattern based on your location. Their is a free trial available but the full version is only $1.45. If you have an HTC device with Sense you already have some of its features. It apparently has a check box for you if you have Sense so it can extend your built in features. If this app helps you please let us know!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Using 2-step Verification and Application Specific Passwords to Protect Your Gmail Accounts

Posted by Nelson Ocampo in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 10:00 PM

http://www.wpcentral.com/applicatio...rts+(wpcentral)

"Security is always a cause for concern, whether it be with online banking or simply ordering a Domino's pizza. Passwords used online for applications or services are no different, especially with the amount of cyber crime occuring since the boom of the world wide web. Google have published an article on their blog outlining recent attacks being made on Gmail accounts and how users can protect themselves further."

While the video only mentions a few mobile OS's by name, you should also be able to use this on other OS's like Windows Phone. You just won't have the ability to use the Google Authenticator App at this time.


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