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i had the same problem but i finally overcame it. switch off the phone , re-insert the sim card and turn it ON. the phone will update to its current time and it will ask you to enter your password again


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You can disable SIM security at the bottom of "phone settings", accessible from the menu of the phone application/dialer. You will need to enter the SIM PIN in order to disable it. "lock + wallpaper" only provides access to the phone PIN. A screenshot from a Windows Phone 8.1 dual SIM device


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Viruses and other malware rely on a couple of key features - the ability to run in the background, and the ability to self replicate (in the case of viruses) or access sensitive information from elsewhere on the system (in the case of malware) Like in iOS, but unlike Android, Windows Phone applies the principle of defence in depth. Apps are screened prior ...


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Based on my own experiences I have found the following: Windows 8: IMAP only SSL SMTP over STARTTLS Windows Phone 8: IMAP over STARTTLS SMTP only SSL Incredibly inconvenient (for server administrators) and frankly astonishingly stupid and inconsistent. I would have believed the two clients shared at least some code in between them. PS: I have not ...


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Microsoft released their own application called DataSense that allows you to monitor your usage. This is carrier-dependent though so you'll have to check that your provider/country have an app for it (you can search the Marketplace for DataSense on your phone). If neither of those is good for you, then I'm afraid for the forseeable future you're stuck with ...


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This is a known bug. You can try again in double of the time from the last attempt. So if it showed 1 minute, it would be in 2 minutes, after that 4 minutes etc. I think it got fixed in GDR2 update but not 100% sure


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There is no such app right now. Maybe in the future. It requires a lot of work though. Might be interesting to suggest it to some developers or Microsoft.


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If you disable WiFi and connect your phone using the USB cable and open Zune, your phone should be using the internet of the computer automatically. If you now use http://www.wireshark.org/ you can see the actual traffic. Whether a secure connection is used depends from application to application, so one could go and create a community wiki answer to list ...


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On my Lumia 830, running Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 (8.10.15148.160) the answer above is not valid anymore. Instead, I succeeded in removing the SIM PIN security at phone boot by following this procedure; I just swiped on the button SIM security to turn it off. On Start Start icon, tap Phone Phone tile > More icon > Settings. Turn off SIM security ...


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A Windows Phone can't be hijacked since all applications run in sandbox environments. The only thing you can do to not get hijacked is to never switch to another, hijackable, platform like Android and iOS.


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Microsoft explains very specifically what each capability allows a developer to do. ID_CAP_APPOINTMENTS Provides access to appointment data. ID_CAP_CONTACTS Provides access to contacts data. ID_CAP_GAMERSERVICES Provides access to Xbox LIVE services. This capability must be disclosed because an app could share data with Xbox. ...


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Unfortunately with Windows Phone 8.1 your options are bascially limited to choosing a strong pin for your lockscreen - you can do more than 4 numbers. Otherwise there's not much you can do as the system is quite locked down, therefore there are no keyloggers or similar tools to monitor your device. You can check the task manager / app switcher (press and ...


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in case you lose your phone every service has (or should has) a contingent plan. In Outlook.com (Security Info) you can configure your phone to be called(sms too) after that you can generate a new QrCode to read in a new phone.


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So far no settings, but there might be a App Permissions setting in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2. Update: Windows 10 Mobile has this feature.


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I have no experience with Windows Phone 8 myself yet, but the Windows Phone 7 IMAP4 settings only include checkboxes for "Require SSL" (one for incoming, one for outgoing email), and no port number settings. This could mean that just a fixed port number is possible, but I have not tried anything in this regard, so you might be able to use "host:port" syntax ...


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Check out this app Screen Tracker on WP store for Windows Phone 8.1 only It's a tracking app that allow you to track how many times you check your phone a day. It has good rating of 4.5/5 (171 reviews). I hadn't tried as i have no need and its paid app also. So give it a try, its not that costly. EDIT Out of curiosity i tried this app and it works as it ...


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Short answer: Yes. With access to the libraries the app can upload your photos & music, if it also has the "Internet" capability. Same thing is true for other capabilities like Chat Message Access. Therefore you should always cautious of what the app requests. Maybe check the ratings to see if the developer has a good reputation. You can also try to ...


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I don't know about using the phone as an authentication device, but I've found how to change your alternative e-mail address. Perhaps you can configure your phone there too? Go to Windows Live Account in your browser. Type your Windows Live password. Under Account security, click on Manage next to Security Info. Under Alternate email address you can change ...


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It depends what you're asking. (I am assuming you are talking about your usage on cellular/wifi networks you don't control.) It is possible to build an app that sends all data used within that app through TOR, such as a replacement browser. I don't know of an existing app like this however. It is not possible to set data usage by inbuilt/other apps to go ...


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I would guess that you visited a malicious/hacked site and they were able to use JavaScript to control tabs inside your browser. If you had closed the tab(s), then I would assume the attack would have stopped.


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WinKey seems to be what you are looking for, as it does not request permission to access data services. Additionally, it seems to be open source and compatible to the popular KeePass desktop software.


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In the case of Windows Phone 8.1 Microsoft will release security updates for at least 36 months since release. This however also depends on the carriers willingness to push those updates. With Windows 10 Mobile carriers will not be able to block those (security) updates, according to Microsoft. As far as I know there's no information yet for how long ...


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There is no guest account in Windows mobile. But you can use Kids corner or apps corner in Windows mobile. This will give allow someone to use your phone but only the apps you allow. Here is what Microsoft says about Apps corner Apps Corner lets you set up a custom Start screen on your Windows Phone 8.1, where you can share only the apps you choose ...


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Has anyone of you encountered a similar issue like this? Yes, I have encountered a similar issuea on my Windows 10 mobile multipe times. It happens sometimes. I suspect it is a malicious app It's just a normal app updating. It is the store which has failed to load details. Solution To solve this you need to restart the store and recheck for updates.


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