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Why is fingerprint lock considered less secure than pattern lock on Nexus 5X?

My Nexus 5X highly recommends to set up pattern lock in addition to fingerprint lock, and the pattern is asked upon every reboot. And my password manager (KP2A) recommends to use fingerprint unlock ...
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How can I require my Android (latest version) phone to require BOTH a fingerprint and a password?

Setting up one or the other is easy, but I can't seem to activate both at once. Before anyone asks, my primary reason for wanting to do this is security.
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Password protected access to phone features

Is it possible to password protect access to certain phone features s.a. ability launch google-play (to install new apps), and certain apps ? Is it possible to restrict ability of a phone to make ...
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How to paste a password in a field of web browser?

This question may look ridiculous at first look, but this is more sad than funny. In some cases, standart web browser (or any of the alternatives I tried - firefox, opera, dolphin) simply doesn't ...
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Download manager with support of password protected sites and Content-Disposition: attachment

I've already tried almost 10 most rated download managers and browsers (including latest Chrome and Dolphin) to download content from a password protected site. Neither one works. The site serves the ...
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App-specific passwords not working anymore under Android 5

I am using multi-factor authentication for all my Google accounts. I am pretty sure that I once used app-specific passwords on my Android (that time version 4 of Android) devices to authenticate. ...
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Is there any way to password protect application folders?

I have a Galaxy S4 running Android 4.2.2. When I drag an application onto another one a folder is created. I was wondering if there's any way to password protect that folder? Most of the related apps ...
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Is there any way to put a password to avoid someone from hard resetting my phone?

I have a Moto G, and I am very careful in protecting my data. I currently use CM Security App from the Google Play Store and it's very helpful in taking a photo to a person who tried unlocking my ...
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Password protected video

I want to protect my instructional video with a password. There is a use case. When a user wants to play an encrypted file (update: file located on user's android device), the encrypted file will ...
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How to make Gmail in Android ask for user name and password as in laptop? [duplicate]

In my Samsung Galaxy Grand whenever I select the Gmail icon, it automatically takes me into the inbox, it doesn't ask me to give credentials like we do in laptop/desktop. So the problem is when ...
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How secured is password protected Memo?

I have Samsung Galaxy Star (GT-S5282) with 4.1.2. I wanted to store my bank and credit card information in password protected Memo. How secured is password protected Memo? Is there a way to crack the ...
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Android Device Manager not working

I have forgotten my unlock pattern and tried to lock my device with a password on ADM, it did lock and a message, "Your device is locked by Android device Manager" appears but there's no way of ...
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Phone “last seen” on WhatsApp after it was lost - how is that possible?

I recently lost my cell phone. The following has happened: At 6 PM I used it for the last time. I sent a WhatsApp message, and I asume I left WhatsApp open. At 8 PM I realized the phone was gone. ...
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passwords on restricted accounts (KitKat)

I created a restricted account on a nexus 7 (gen1) with KitKat for my 9y/o daughter. She has worked out how to add a password to the restricted account. I understood it wasn't possible to this, but ...
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Can Android Device Manager remotely erase my stolen phone's data AFTER synced gmail account's password has already been changed by me?

My android phone has been stolen. The thief took out the sim and immediately turned it off.My Gmail account was synced to it and I tried to remotely ring,locate and erase data using gmail on PC....
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Android AccountManager security

I've asked this question before, but got no suitable replies, so here I go again. How does the Android AccountManager which is used to store your Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc... usernames and ...
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Any protected firewall available

is there any protected firewall available? I have tried many & the problem was as follow: - it works very well but ANY user can simply uninstall it!! how didn't they put this into consideration. - ...
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How to wipe a phone with lost code?

I've got a company owned Android phone that needs to be wiped to prepare it for re-use, but it's locked with a passcode. I also do not see it listed in our MDM software, so I can't force a remote ...
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Removing an app protected from uninstall by password and with System Owner permissions?

I want to ask, if there is a way to remove an app that is protected from uninstall by password and has Device-administrator permissions granted? I am using an LG L90 phone with android 5.0.1 L (NOT ...
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Securely store and access password via fingerprint

Using iOS+Safari, any password entered in web forms can be securely saved on the device. When re-visiting the same site, TouchID/FaceID can be used to access the saved credentials. I wonder if ...
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Huawei P10 lite safe retrieving

I have a Huawei P10 lite and I created my safe folder and it worked well up until I changed my password and fingerprints, Now it's refusing to work it says wrong password and it denies my fingerprints....
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Accessibility of router password entering via scanning for blind, old people, and ease of use

This post is about accessibility by older people and people forgetting their glasses and shop and warehouse personnel wanting to make use of a QR code and some blind people as a quick input method. ...
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Why is there no app from Google like LastPass? [closed]

I am asking this because Google is already managing password in Google Chrome password manager. Having a dedicated app like LastPass would make everything easier.
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What data can be retrieved from a broken discarded tablet

I had a Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20F, purchased in August of 2016, one of if not the cheapest model for around £50. It began to fail here and there and I decided to get rid of it. I started by smashing it in ...
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How do I tell whether an app or website has accessed my account password?

Is it possible for apps to access one's Google account login credentials? How can a user determine whether this has occurred?
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How to remove pattern lock without data loss?

I have intex aqua super mobile with android 5.1 os. I aslo try google recovery find my device method but that not working. How to recover pattern lock without data loss? Device is not rooted. ...
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Viewing an encrypted emacs org text file on android

I use a gpg encrypted .org text file to store sensitive data, passwords etc. in a dropbox folder I use this all the time on my various laptops Having just purchased an android smartphone, I am ...
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Is it possible to put a password to let usb debugging work?

So, I learned that, if we have a broken screen, but had the usb debugging enabled, we could do a lot of things, and even use its apps from a desktop computer, until we can get it properly fixed. But, ...
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i have a samsung galaxy s6 edge dont have google password [duplicate]

i have the galaxy S6 Edge don't know google account password is there anything i can do to use the phone the phone says there was an unauthorized factory reset i purchased the phone second hand and ...
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How to remove a “Private Protection Password” on an ANDROID MT6592, please?

I guess one of my kids activated this kind of password that suddently appeared on my YHAPPY UP620. The USB mode is not available, so that my PC does not see my phone, and I can not flash it... How ...
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What is my Google password? [duplicate]

I set up my device quite some time ago and created a Google account. Since then, I haven't had to use my password even once because my device is linked to the account. The problem is, now I would ...