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The weakness is actually in the fingerprints themselves and not the way Nexus 5x implements it. Fingerprints are less secure because they cannot be changed like a password and cannot be revoked if compromised. Fingerprints are also left everywhere such as, at a glass. They can then be captured and reproduced. Think about this: Android uses a touch screen. ...


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You can go trough Android's security using only one at once. For example, if you have both Fingerprint and Pattern activated, only one of them is required to unlock the device. However, with third party apps like Next Lock Screen or Picturesque Lock Screen, you can actually stack them. If you activate Next Lock Screen, Pattern and Fingerprint, you will have ...


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You can use Smart App protector or similar software. However I haven't tested it personally. I use MIUI rom which have these functions built in.


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In general it's not a good idea to store sensitive data on your mobile phone, but back to your question. S Memo is storing your password as a clear text in /data/data/com.sec.android.provider.smemo/databases/pen_memo.db > CommonSettings > PREF_APPLOCK_PIN so if your device is rooted you can use Root Explorer to read it. Which means that this ...


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When you are using Hacker's Keyboard you can simply press Ctrl + V to paste. Please note if you don't have a Ctrl key, you can enable it in the keyboard's settings.


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The solution to your problem is using an "App Locker", which lets you protect selected apps with a password (or pattern). Each time you want to open a protected app, you then have to first "unlock" it. There might also be solutions permitting you to keep the "unlock" cached, e.g. for a confugured time span or place (e.g. when home) -- but as I don't need any ...


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No. Even if you could add such a restriction within Android, it would still be possible for an attacker to boot into recovery or into fastboot mode and reset the phone from there. If you're trying to protect the confidentiality of your data (i.e. stop an attacker accessing it), then encrypting the phone is what's required for that. If you're trying to ...


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What about an app like Android Video Protector? It is advertised as being exactly what you're looking for: How to protect video files on Android Platform? Android Video Protector Solution contains two software, there are Android Video Protector and PPVM Video Player. Android Video Protector is a video encryption software running on Microsoft Windows ...


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We cannot look into the sources of the Google AccountManager: while Android itself is open source, the Google apps are not. But we can make an educated guess: It's not necessary to store passwords on the device in this case. You once enter your password, it gets confirmed server-side, and you receive an "authentication token" in return. That token is saved ...


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1) The phone is still tied to your Google account, it just can't sync any data because the password is incorrect. ADM will still issues the Erase command, and if successful you will receive an email with a message noting it was received by the device and it's approximate location if available. The fact that you changed your password after the fact is not ...


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Try making them device administrators. I know that AFwall+ can be set as device admistrator. I have not used Netguard except for testing purposes in the last year but I believe it is also possible to set it as device admistrator.


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There are two possible ways from here: Hard Reset: This will wipe all data stored on the phone, see this on how to perform a hard reset using hardware buttons. Try something like Dr.Phone software to remove screen lock.


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Of course you can uninstall from the safe mode. Disable the authorization in the Device Administrator first. Step for booting in safe mode: From any screen, press and hold the Power key. Touch and hold Power off. Review the 'Reboot to safe mode' screen,' then tap OK. The device should restart in safe mode and 'Safe mode' will appear in the lower-left. ...


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@Susan If your phone is rooted and has the Xposed framework installed, you can take a look at MasterLock. It's nearly impossible to remove (installs as system app, is device admin, etc). Though, I can't resist to ask, why want to use two lock methods at once? Only you have your finger prints. An additional number lock seems kind of useless to me.


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visit https://www.google.com/accounts/recovery/ to recover password. you can do this from any browser. to create your own android "app password" you need to go to google.com/accounts/security and set an "app password" however, if you need to recover anything ever again from your phone, you can enable the 2-step verification and verify your phone number so ...


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Direct from TWRP website, copied word for word. I am posting this for reference and nothing else. Password protecting TWRP (lockscreen) 've had people ask enough for a protected TWRP that I'm creating this page as a response so I don't have to retype. If you're seeing this page, you're probably asking, "Why doesn't TWRP offer password protection?" You want ...


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Encrypting a video, this sounds fascinating. I would like to share an approach that I think can be used here: Get the byte-array of the video in your test project. Copy this(byte-array) into your target-project as a variable Now your target-project has the video, in form of a byte-array. To add password, convert the password-string to a byte array. Now to ...


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The reason for this is that the Gmail app doesn't have a login function, instead it uses the Google account that you have added to the phone. You either have to add the other person's Google account to your phone and remove it after they've used it (which is time-consuming) or tell them to use the browser to access their Gmail, which can be set to either ...


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I was also looking for this answer, specifically for signing into Google using the Web Signin (Required if using secondary auth). For the password I just typed in a single letter then touching and holding the icon showed up for highlighting the text. Above it was the paste. I simply pasted my password, then deleted the first character.


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Stumbled on this link when I found an in-app password field that disallowed pasting. I happen to use Lastpass that supplies an additional keyboard input method (press and hold space bar with the elipsis dots to switch input mode after configuring input methods). I switched to that and it worked. Presumably other input keyboards have the ability to override ...


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You can simply have the password typed in plain text. Keep it inside a sms conversation, e-mail, note, or anywhere you like. Nobody would know that is is your password since there is no indication to that matter in the place where the password is typed. When you are required to type the password in your browser, just select all by pressing ald holding the ...


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