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
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 ...
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 ...
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
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
Out of curiosity i tried this app and it works as it ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
To solve this you need to restart the store and recheck for updates.
The issue you are pointing to has already been fixed by Microsoft. Here is the link to the corresponding feedback in Feedback Hub. Below is the Microsoft's response to the feedback
This problem should be fixed in Windows Insiders build 15025 and
later. If you are still seeing the issue, please go to Settings -
System - About - More Info and confirm ...
If you didn't set a password on the phone, there's nothing you can do beyond what you've done already. The fact that the phone doesn't have a SIM in it means it will only get the remote wipe (like you can do from the Find My Phone site (click Find my phone then hit the Erase button) if it is connected to WiFi or gets a new SIM added without being hard-reset ...
To add to @RowlandShaw's excellent answer, Windows Phone also mandates signed binaries for most purposes. Some stuff can't run in a sandbox (either because they are core OS components that need to be able to access everything, or because they are specifically added to provide ways for trusted apps to do a limited selection of stuff outside of the sandbox). ...
The option doesn't show for phones that are not developer unlocked.
Even when they do exist on a (developer unlocked) phone, which can give you information about what was in the process's memory at the time of the dump - there is a risk that sensitive information that application had could be leaked, but it would only be leaked to the phone's owner (who ...
There are registry values which will disable SSL3 (or other SSL/TLS versions). See this thread on XDA-Developers for the change to make (in the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings registry key, create/set the SecureProtocols value to DWORD 2688 or 0xA80 if your editor app wants hex).
In order to do this, you will need a working ...
There is currently no way to back up these codes, unlike Google Authenticator on Android, which has a convoluted (but possible) backup process.
Best practice seems to be to backup the original QR codes yourself (the ones that you used when setting up the auth).
I wouldn't want to rely on each service's contingency plan, that sounds like it would be a ...
The permissions that an App needs are displayed in the store when making a purchase; for example, when I go to the page for the local.angle app, I can see that this app requires:
And if I go to install, or update this app, I'm additionally prompted to say that I don't mind it ...