Encryption is the process of transforming information to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge.

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Is it reasonably safe to use PIN code for encryption?

On the Android 4.0 (Samsung Galaxy Nexus) there is a posibilty to encrypt the phone. I found this about the encryption on Android 3.0, is the same algorithms used in Android 4? ...
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Using luks manager app for creating file based containers for encryption, is there any chance that unencrypted data appears in crash dumps etc?

My PC is fully encrypted and protected with TrueCrypt using. I don't use TrueCrypt encrypted file based containers as they are not safe from the OS itself. The official TrueCrypt site states that file ...
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Standalone program for managing encrypted partitions? Or, How can I manage encrypted partitions in recovery mode?

Android uses dm-crypt for providing disk-encryption as stated in the implementation notes. Those notes also state (emphasis mine): While the actual encryption work is a standard linux kernel ...
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Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) - Encryption, select different PIN than Screen Lock

I was wondering if one can select different passwords for device encryption in ICS? Having the same password for encryption and unlocking the screen isn't quite that secure... Thanks for hints.
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Cannot Factory Reset after Encrypting

I encrypted my phone but now want it not encrypted so have to factory reset. However, if I try to do this from the CWM Recovery it says -- Wiping data... Formatting /data... Error mounting /data! ...
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How can I quickly remove all of my data from my device and then get it back again?

Soon, I'll have to give my phone (a non-rooted LG Nexus 4) to another person for some time. As the phone contains very sensitive information, I do not want this person to be able to access any of it. ...
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Android 4.2 “Partition…has a different major than its disk!” error in logcat

I'm using a Samsung i9100 running Android 4.2.2 via sentinelrom_v4_75_i9100. No changes to the kernel outside what came with that ROM. I've tried encrypting a number of different 4.2.2 ROMs and ...
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Nexus 4 encryption

I encrypted my nexus, and now forget the password after the power is run out Can anyone tell me how many digit required and its rules (upper case, number, etc)?
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Encryption and Screen Lock without SIM card

I'm have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.1.2 which I am trying to encrypt through Settings -> Security -> Encrypt Device. The process I am following is described in this article at Step 2. ...
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CM10.1, GS II, Mount command for encrypted sdcard0

Question: What is the syntax for the mount command within android to mount an encrypted file system? Context: I'm using CM10.1 (currently cm-10.1-20130604-NIGHTLY-I9100) on a Samsung Galaxy S2 ...
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Phone will not let me ENCRYPT

I want to encrypt my apps and personal data, such as passwords to email etc. If I have factory reset my phone (GS2sprint) and it is fully charged (over 90%) and plugged in. So I went to ...
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In which version of Android was encryption of /data made available?

These docs suggest that it has been available (only) since Android 3.0 Honeycomb. By contrast, conversation on discussion boards suggests it was available in 2.3.4 Gingerbread. So, what is the answer ...
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Use Tasker to swipe lock the screen for 10 mins then require password thereafter

i'm looking for a way where i can use the power button to turn off the screen and activate the swipe lock. If the phone is left untouched/unswiped for 10 mins the password lock should come on. There ...
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Why can't I access the files on my SD card?

I have a Motorola Droid Bionic which I recently updated to Android 4.1.2. Since the update, I can no longer access any of the files on the 32GB micro SD card I installed in the phone. I can view all ...
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How do I cancel a half completed email configuration?

Phone is trapped trying to encrypt my device against my wishes. On my Nexus S I was recently upgraded to 4.0.4 and decided to try adding my work email to my personal phone. This previously didn't ...
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Is there a way to share OTR keys between different applications?

I have IM+ pro installed on my phone and purchased the OTR upgrade. On my linux laptop I have pidgin installed and the OTR plugin active. I set both XMPP resources - laptop and nexus - to the same ...
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What is the Streaming Decryption setting in Google Drive?

I notice a "Streaming Decryption" option under Encryption Settings. For me, it was not selected by default. The description under this setting is a little unclear: Decrypt documents into a stream ...
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Disabled samsung keyboard- now can't turn on my s3

I am in a weird situation. Few days back (I believe) I disabled samsung keyboard using nobloat app as i use adaptxt all time. But i have an encryption password and as samsung keyboard is disabled, i ...
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Is my Exchange email encrypted on my device?

If I setup an email synchronization with our Exchange server, is the mail I store on my phone encrypted or readible if someone finds/steals my phone? I have enabled the unlock password (although it's ...
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Locking SDHC Memory card on Samsung Galaxy 2

I have stored an important document on the SDHC card on my Samsung Galaxy 2 phone (so that I can edit it on the go). I don't want others to access this file or document without my permission. I know ...
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SD card will not format within Android therefore cannot mount. Works fine on laptop

I bought a 64GB SD card for my Galaxy S3, and it worked perfectly. Today I turned on device encryption (worked fine) then I turned on SD card encryption. Since then I am stuck with the phone reporting ...
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Can I install a micro-SD card into my Note 2 after I've enabled device encryption?

I recently got a Note 2 and enabled device encryption. I want to put a micro-SD in it now to expand my storage capacity, but when I go to settings, it won't let me mount the card. Is it because of the ...
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How can I encrypt my external SD card on Android?

I want to encrypt or password protect on my external sdcdard. Thus whenever I remove my ex SD card it will not allow to show any of its data without password, even if it is inserted in Computer. Is ...
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Does the lock screen on a encrypted device provide different security than an unencrypted device?

I am wanting to encrypt my phone and sd card. I have been reading around about it all week and still don't understand a few things. I though that the encryption was like blackberry encryption, where ...
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What Android sync'd data is encrypted?

With the release of the firesheep plug-in for firefox it has become trivial for website browsing on open Wi-Fi networks to be hijacked by 3rd party listeners. Android offers the convenient auto-sync ...
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Galaxy S3 Encryption ruined my photos… recoverable?

I put outlook on my GS3 for work and to do so I had to encrypt my phone. Since Encryption, Almost all of the photos I had on my phone are now blacked out. It shows me my different folders and the ...
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Droid RAZR MAXX encryption downgrades max camera resolution

After submitting my DROID RAZR MAXX to the whims of my company's OLA for getting access to work mail, calendar, and contacts, it was encrypted, including the storage. Encryption notified me, before ...
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What is covered by “Encrypt phone”?

On Ice Cream Sandwich (CyanogenMod 9), Under Settings > Security there is an option to "Encrypt phone". I understand that this will require me to provide a PIN whenever I start up my phone. But ...
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Cannot access internal memory due to cyanogenmod encryption, how can i decrypt the device?

I have ran into a small problem with my android tablet, it is a samsung galaxy tab 8.9 p7310 About a year ago i rooted it and installed CWM + CyanogenMod 9; i also encrypted the tablet. When i go ...
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Wipe data on wrong password inputs

I've found several obsolete answers, but this question about situation nowadays: what's the most robust solution to have the device (android v4.2-based) protected? Turn on device encryption (there ...
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Unlocked bootloader, encryption

galaxy nexus unlocked bootloader no adb enabled rooted device encryption on with 10+ characters (Cryptfs Password - Google play) PIN screen lock with 6 characters Am I safe if someone wants to ...
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WiFi stopped working (dhcpd times out) after enabling device encryption

WiFi has worked without issue before on this exact same hotspot, and it is currently working for other devices so I'm assuming the error is in the phone (edit: also tried another hotspot, wifi is ...
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Corporate Email account on Cyanogenmod 7 - Encryption required

Has anyone got a corporate email account working with a server that requires Encryption. I'm using a Wildfire with CM 7 and get the error "This server requires features your Android device does not ...
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Phone lock enabling using hardware buttons

I don't normally like to lock my phone as I find it annoying. Is it possible to enable the lock or some kind of encryption on the phone in an emergency, for example by holding down a number of the ...
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Automatically connect to Wi-Fi nodes, but route everything through encryption

Related to my question about VPNs, is there any way to get my phone to automatically connect to unencrypted access points, but route all my traffic through my home network? This would be kind of like ...
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How the data on SD are encrypted in 4.0?

I've got phone with android 4.0, and, for sync with Exchange, I encrypted SD card using android's built-in encryption. However, the phone starts telling me that the card is damaged and needs ...
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To encrypt or install security app like Prey?

I have just bought an Android tablet and would like advice as to whether I should encrypt it or install some security app like Prey. If I encrypt it, then if it is stolen the thief won't be able to ...
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Stuck in Encryption Mode

I have an Android 4.0.1 10" tablet. I started encryption last night around 5:30pm. It is now 7:40 am the following morning and I still see the "green" Android icon on the screen. I had just bought the ...
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Where are the hidden videos and pictures from Camfiler's VS and/or PS apps?

In Camfiler's PS and VS programs where are my hidden videos and pictures on my SD card for when I back up my card to my computer?
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Will a Custom Recovery work with an encrypted device?

I wanted to know whether using Android's built-in encryption (introduced in 3.0) would affect my ability to use a custom recovery (Clockwork Mod in my case). More specifically if I will still be able ...
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Wipe everything after failed decryption attempts, but make it usable?

I have CM10 running on my rooted Galaxy Nexus and I just enabled the disk encryption. However, I can't find any options what happens after a few failed attempts? I would like to reset and wipe my data ...
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How to enter CWM recovery on an encrypted Galaxy S3?

I'm trying to enter CWM recovery so that I can back up my ROM. While rooting my S3 I could enter CWM using the instructions I was following at the time (which I no longer have around). Since then ...
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Motorola DroidX eCryptfs related Sources?

I see over in this question that the Motorola DroidX uses eCryptfs to do its data encryption. I'm trying to find the source code of the mount.ecryptfs that version of Android uses (as I am one of the ...
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Decrypt folder, that was encrypted using EncFS, on Android

So this is my setup: I use Ubuntu (11.04, but this shouldn't matter) to encrypt my secret folder. I sync this folder using Ubuntu One (Dropbox would be possible too). Now I want to have it on my ...
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Will using a vpn also encrypt my 3G traffic?

Just wondering, because I've just set my phone up to forward wifi traffic through my DD-WRT router. But I've no way to verify if my 3G traffic is also going through my router. Does anyone know if 3G ...
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Is there any WEP cracking application available for android?

Is there any WEP cracking application available for android? If not is WEP cracking technically possible with the API's and hardware available on your average android phone? This is a purely ...
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Encrypting SMS and calls

Is it possible to encrypt calls and SMS messages between two Android phones (or even from android to iPhone)? This firm delivered a beta on Android Market before: http://www.whispersys.com/
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Call Encryption

Is it possible to encrypt calls on Android OS? How do I do that?
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Is there any known full device/disk encryption software for android 2.2?

I have not found anything in the app store or other stores, Is there any known full device/disk encryption software for android 2.2, that you have test on your device? if so what is the device? FYI:I ...
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Is there a way to route all traffic from Android through a proxy/tunnel to my Tomato router?

I'd like to be able to connect my Android phone to public Wi-Fi points (some with unencrypted connections), but: People can see what I'm doing by intercepting unencrypted radio transmissions The AP ...