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Apr
20
answered View Android phone's call log from PC
Apr
5
answered Why can I tether to Ubuntu for free but not Windows?
Feb
24
comment Is it reasonably safe to use PIN code for encryption?
The phone has to be on and on-line some time after you have issued the remote wipe command. If the phone has been switched off (and stays off) the wipe command is useless.
Feb
23
comment Is it reasonably safe to use PIN code for encryption?
The problem is that a short PIN can only secure the device when it is on. Therefore switching a stolen device off prevents the device from being wiped and additionally the PIN can be broken in an offline brute-force attack. Hence a short PIN doesn't help you in this situation.
Jan
27
comment Locking SDHC Memory card on Samsung Galaxy 2
Encryption is the only appropriate solution in this case. Everything else can simply be bypassed by just stealing the sd-card.
Jan
18
awarded  Yearling
Dec
21
comment Terminal emulator's ssh trying to read /data/.ssh instead of $HOME/.ssh
That is a question you should ask the author of the terminal emulator app.
Dec
21
comment How can I securely store my private key I use for logging into my home PC
Which app uses the private key? Is your device rooted?
Dec
19
comment Can I download Android apps to a computer and then transfer to my phone
If your device has Gogle Market installed you could try share an internet connection of your PC via USB (Reverse USB Tethering)
Dec
18
comment I have a HTC Desire hd and I work in a noisy environment as well as ride a motor bike I often don't hear or feel the vibrations
IMHO the simplest solution would be using a Bluetooth headset. Right in the ear you should hear the ringtone.
Dec
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
2
comment SD card unmounted when HTC Desire is being charged (even with a “wall charger”)
@Dmitry: Is it the original HTC charger or a third party one?
Nov
16
answered Can I recharge my Android smartphone at any USB port?
Nov
14
comment How to monitor tethering bandwidth
@mahemoff: Do you have to use a special tethering app? Because usually a mobile network operator can not distinguish between traffic caused by the smartphone and a thethered computer. I only know special data plans for computers using a second SIM card (and own UMTS modem) on the same contract - but that has nothing to do with tethering
Nov
13
comment Is there a way to create virtual memory?
@James Litewski: That is a partition used by the system for storing memory sections that have been long time not used which disburdens the main memory. It is the Linux equivalent of the Windows file pagefile.sys - if you know what that is.
Nov
9
comment What info does Google backup?
When I used the app restoring feature the last time I observed that some of the App downloads failed as they sometimes do in the Market. The problem is that the Market does not retry to download those Apps. Therefore after a restore you have to carefully check the notifications for failed downloads and retry them manually.
Nov
8
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
7
comment How To Protect Mobile Internet Access?
Then you should use the flight mode and disable the mobile network completely. The SIM PIN is a good protection.
Nov
6
comment How To Protect Mobile Internet Access?
@Boris_yo: Of course you can not set a password. Apps managing APNs simply automate what is available in the settings dialog - which is accessible by everyone. Therefore a password does not much sense.
Nov
4
comment How to Securely Delete Data from Phone and Card
I don't think that you need "physical internal access". Android is basically a linux system and on rooted phones you can have access to everything, even the partitions on a level below the file-system. Additionally using a recovery-ROM and tools like nandroid it should be possible to extract the data stored on the partitions.