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Poodle SSL 3.0 issue, no update for Windows Phone?

Hi just checked my 1320 need a fix for Poodle. Is an update available? I used https://www.poodletest.com/ and found that IE is vulnerable to SSL 3.0 attacks. I think a fix is much needed as mobiles ...
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Details on applications permissions

Each application on the marketplace asks for some permissions. Is there a an existing listing of all these permissions with the associated details ? For instance, what rights are granted to an ...
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Offline Password Manager

Is there an existing app that helps you keep, encrypt and organize passwords WITHOUT requiring internet access? Of course not necessarily free. The reason for not accepting internet access ...
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Unlock my windows 8 phone [duplicate]

I locked myself out of my phone by entering the wrong password too many times. However, instead of the usual "Try again in 1 minute" message
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My Windows Phone 7 (Nokia Lumia 900) got hijacked - How can I protect it?

Last night someone remotely controlled the browser of my Nokia Lumia 900. I was basically able to watch how the attacker clicked on different links and browsed different websites. This happenend ...
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Microsoft Authenticator - what happens if I lose my phone?

I'm using Microsoft Authenticator for 9 or 10 sites now, I like the added security it gives. But what happens if I lose my phone? I'm not worried about other people using the codes, they are pretty ...
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How can I set access permission for Apps?

I can't find any application access permissions settings in Windows Phone 8, like Internet access, Gallery access, Contacts access etc. Is there any way to block their access from it. Because I ...
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LUMIA 920 - Do we need Anti Virus for Lumia 920?

Hi I recently bought Lumia 920, just want to know that if any Anti-virus is must for this phone or I can use it peacefully without anti-virus? If required then which one?
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Phone is locked and says I need to wait for more than 2 weeks to unlock!

I locked myself out of my phone by entering the wrong password too many times. However, instead of the usual "Try again in 1 minute" message, it says I need to wait 24,135 minutes (more than 16 days)! ...
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Is it possible to install EMET on Windows phone?

Is it possible to install EMET on Windows Phones, or is there any similar solutions? By Windows Phone I meant Lumia series. (If hardware matters)
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How to use Tor on Windows Phone

Is it possible to use Tor network for anonymity in Windows Phone 8, or is there any alternative?
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How to see which apps used data connection?

I'm using GPRS for connecting to the web, and I have disabled automatic backups and updates and also blocked most background tasks and all those sort of things... But when I wake up I see my internet ...
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How can I force my phone to only use the KASUMI encryption?

Some of the most common forms of cellular GSM signals have been hacked, and I would like to ensure that my signals only use the more secure KASUMI encryption, even if it means that I don't have a ...
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What Activesync features are / are not supported when used with Exchange 2013 / 2010

When I connect my Windows Phone to Exchange, are all of the Activesync security features active and readily available? For most of the earlier Windows Phones, several Activesync security features ...
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Saving passwords in Internet Explorer 10

Since Internet Explorer 10 cannot reliably store persistent cookies, the fact that it does not have a password manager becomes more pressing. Does anyone have any good solution for dealing with ...
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Does Windows Phone 8 support IMAP using STARTTLS?

I haev never owned a Windows Phone/Mobile device before, but I have daringly preo-rdered the Nokia Lumia 920. I did, however, get a copy of Windows 8 yesterday, and found a worrying thing: The ...
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How do I wipe my phone after incorrect PIN (device wipe threshold), or is this not supported?

I would like my device to be wiped if I enter my PIN wrong 10 times, similar to the iPhone. However, this doesn't seem to be a feature I can find. I wouldn't normally mind, but our mail admins ...
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Is the network traffic from Hubs and Tiles encrypted?

When I use features that use data connection like "What's New" in People Hub or seeing pictures from Facebook or SkyDrive on the Picture Hub, is the network traffic encrypted? I am worried because ...
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Can I view SSL certificate details?

It's nice that IE9 shows a lock icon for a site that uses SSL to encrypt traffic, but I would like to at least make sure it's been issued to the site I intended to visit, and that I haven't been ...
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How can I disable the SIM PIN?

My phone currently requires a SIM-PIN in addition to the pin to unlock the phone, which feels a bit redundant. How can I remove the SIM-level PIN? I have looked through all the areas of settings and ...
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Does Windows Phone Do Any On-Device Encryption?

One of the enterprise-y features of Blackberry that some organizations I work with are drawn to is data encryption. The theory being that the all user data is encrypted by the operating system, and ...
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How do I make my phone the device to use for two-factor authentication with the new SkyDrive?

The new SkyDrive released in April, 2012 allows you to view files on other devices, even if they are not uploaded to your SkyDrive cloud folder. To enable this, you must use two-factor ...