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#1 #Michael

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 17:03

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.


#2 jakem1

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 17:08

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.

#3 +primortal

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 17:09

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 :)

#4 Farstrider

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 17:13

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

#5 OP #Michael

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 18:33

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.

#6 jakem1

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 19:00

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 :)

#7 George P

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:43

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.

#8 remixedcat

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:08

secure dat hoe wit windows 8 yo!

#9 Ishanx

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:44

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

#10 Farstrider

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:58

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:

#11 +goretsky

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:22

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

#12 paulheu

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:33

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 ;)

#13 Farstrider

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:51

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!

#14 sdrls

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 16:15

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

#15 Forjo

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 01:10

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