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How secure is Windows Phone 8?

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I recent read an article comparing iOS 6 versus Blackberry OS: http://arstechnica.c...ise-management/

Which basically stated that iOS6 is on par now in terms of security when properly secured using an MDM platform. So my question is....how secure is the WP8 platform?

For the first time since the original iPhone was released I am actually considering a different phone and I am really impressed with the new nokia lumia 920.

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Very. WP8 will include full device encryption and secure boot. Microsoft made quite a big deal about how secure the new OS will be during their developer reveal in June.

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Windows Phone 8 hasn't been released yet but if Windows Phone 7 is any indicator it's pretty secure.

Never mind jakem1 did a better response :)

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A hoe is an ancient and versatile agricultural tool used to move small amounts of soil. :D

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A hoe is an ancient and versatile agricultural tool used to move small amounts of soil. :D

Funny....very funny. My spelling sucks lately. But it is nice to know that WP8 is going to be good. The nokia phone is looking better and better everyday. Now if it was just available to buy already.

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Funny....very funny. My spelling sucks lately. But it is nice to know that WP8 is going to be good. The nokia phone is looking better and better everyday. Now if it was just available to buy already.

Not long now and good things come to those who wait :)

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Yeah, November is going to be a big month for new stuff. New WP8 phones, Surface or other Win8 tablets etc. Good thing i've been saving up money for most of the year.

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secure dat hoe wit windows 8 yo!

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Let's just say that if you wear a Win Phone 8 condom, your hoe won't get pregnant.

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Let's just say that if you wear a Win Phone 8 condom, your hoe won't get pregnant.

Why not just say YOLO!! Just don't do it when you are moving at 120MPH! :laugh:

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Hello,

Here's an article I wrote on the subject of Windows Phone 8 from the beginning of the year: Windows Phone 8: Security Heaven or Hell?

At the time I wrote it, there was not much information publicly available about WP8, so it was more speculative in nature, however, I think the general premise behind it is still sound, which is that if threats do appear, they are going to be more along the lines of chain-of-trust abuses and scams, as opposed to the kind of malware one is currently seeing on the Android platform.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

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A hoe is an ancient and versatile agricultural tool used to move small amounts of soil. :D

It's actually the Dutch word for how ;)

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It's actually the Dutch word for how ;)

It's actually also an Afrikaans word for how as well!! ;)

BTW my original comment was intended as a joke, not really a debate about what the word means!

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:huh: only on neowin........ *smh*

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This is a great article that explains why Windows Phone 8 is probably the most secure mobile OS at present:

 

http://howtowindowsphone.com/?p=687

 

-Forjo

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22 September 2012 - 09:15

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Secure enough. Thank you for your concern.

NSA

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This is a great article that explains why Windows Phone 8 is probably the most secure mobile OS at present:

http://howtowindowsphone.com/?p=687

-Forjo

interesting, I moved completely to Windows Phone and I love it. Coming from Android.

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interesting, I moved completely to Windows Phone and I love it. Coming from Android.

 

Ditto.  Coming from iPhone. 

 

The only thing on my wish list is an InPrivate mode for IE.  Strange that it isn't there.

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interesting, I moved completely to Windows Phone and I love it. Coming from Android.

I run both windows phone and android on my htc hd2 via dual boot

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Interestingly enough I read a news article this weekend that Chinese hackers have found a jailbreak for the Lumia 920 using the microUSB port. I don't have a link, but it'll probably show up soon if it's legit.  Though I wonder if it'll survive the upgrade to Lumia Black.

 

 

-Forjo

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Ditto.  Coming from iPhone. 

 

The only thing on my wish list is an InPrivate mode for IE.  Strange that it isn't there.

Unless you share your phone, it wouldn't serve much purpose. The ISP still knows where you're browsing.

 

-Forjo

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Unless you share your phone, it wouldn't serve much purpose. The ISP still knows where you're browsing.

 

-Forjo

 

I prefer not to have tracking cookies all over the place.  Well aware that my ISP has all the info.

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I prefer not to have tracking cookies all over the place.  Well aware that my ISP has all the info.

 

Understandable. As little as I browse on the phone, the delete history options works well enough.

 

-Forjo

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