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Short answer: no. Long answer: not usually, but there some exceptions. In general, to root the phone, you first have to unlock the bootloader. This wipes the internal storage, keeping your data safe. (It doesn't usually wipe the SD card, but you have to assume an attacker will just remove the SD card if he wants to read it). You'd almost think it was ...


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Decrypting the device and bypassing the lock mechanism are completely different things. The request for the PIN code/password in the standard lock screen occurs AFTER the device has booted. It is possible bypass it by gaining indirect access to the already available data. And bypassing the lockscreen password is relatively easy. With encryption enabled, it ...


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While it is unfortunate that the PIN for encrypting the device is identical to the unlocking PIN, encryption does still provide much more protection. There are ways to recover unencrypted data without unlocking the device. The main scenario encryption protects against is from an attacker removing the drive from a stolen phone and recovering data with ...


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I don't need your password to access your data. I can disassemble your device or put into special mode that allows direct access. If your data is not encrypted I can pull your drive and connect to my pc to access.


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The Android Device Manager will probably still work, provided the new ROM contains the GApps. But it won't listen to you any longer. If, as you describe in your question, the "new holder" is from the tech field, and did a thorough wipe plus installs a new ROM, nothing from your installation survives. It simply can't, with really all storage ...


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IT depends, if you were using the built-in Contacts, then the contacts are stored on the phone. There are apps. that allow you to remote control your phone via Internet or SMS, but, if you didn't install any of these (like Lookout, etc.), then your contacts cannot be retrieved.


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Key lock, PIN or password do not offer any protection if the phone's bootloader isn't locked. For example, most of Samsung devices (except ones from Verizon or AT&T and some other providers I never heard) have unlocked bootloaders, at least in Europe. If you don't have your data encrypted, one only has to flash a custom recovery, which is very easy, and ...


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I think I got it. This is what I did: System settings > Security > Device managers Disable Kaspersky as device manager System settings > Screen lock: swipe (or what you want) Enable Kaspersky as device manager Now I can unlock the phone with one swipe. I use App Protector to lock certain apps plus system settings with a different code. NB: the above ...


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Answer: No Based on the currently available information at their support FAQ page, no, you cannot disable the "SIM card change notification" feature with remove SMS control: How can I control device via SMS Configuration 1) Set a password and enable SMS command option using "Preference" menu of the app 2) Send SMS commands Locate phone : ...


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Actually your missing the main point of encryption. Lets say all you have is a PIN on your phone. If I get a hold of your phone I can simply hook it up to my linux machine, or even pc, and get documents, pictures, see your logs from internet see what apps you have installed get your data from those apps and import them into a different phone install that ...


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The main difference between an encrypted device and an un-encrypted device is that a code must be entered every time the device is booted on. Does that simple layer of security add any benefits to your everyday life? That's a question only you can answer. Otherwise there isn't much of a digital security benefit. The encryption security feature seems more ...


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Encryption only becomes valuable if there is a risk that an attacker could use a software vulnerability to bypass the login screen. There have been some examples of this due to vulnerabilities in various apps (e.g. Viber and Skype) and devices (Samsung) but presumably those flaws have been fixed by now. New vulnerabilities could however appear. If you ...



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