Basic Security TairikuOkami Senior's Mobile Security Config 2023

Last updated
May 20, 2023
Phone brand
Aligator
Phone model
S6550 Senior
Phone OS
Android
Phone OS version
12
Phone OS updates
Automatic updates
Phone OS security version
October 2022
App store(s)
    • Play Store (Google)
App updates
Automatic, auto-app updates on any connection
Phone unlock
Swipe (no security)
Biometric security
    • Apple FaceID / TouchID
    • Fingerprint(s)
SIM card lock
Protected by a PIN code
Find my Phone
On
Remote wipe
Yes
Security & Privacy Apps
NextDNS set as PrivateDNS blocking virtually all TLDs, malware, tracking, etc
Firewall & VPN Apps
None
Browser
Edge
Password manager
Microsoft Authenticator
Authenticator
Microsoft Authenticator
Android launcher
Big Launcher Aligator
Microsoft SwiftKey
File and Photo backup
Google Drive
Active subscriptions
    • None
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TairikuOkami

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So, after @HarborFront made me feel ashamed for giving mom the old phone, which is also a fire hazard, I have decided to get her something better.
It is designed for elderly, it has a very nice launcher, so hopefully she will no longer block contacts at random as before. Camera is also pretty decent.

As far a security goes, it will probably never receive any security updates, but she does not even know how to type SMS, so it is not an issue.
It is not as sturdy as mine, but the original cover should help and we will see, how it goes on. There is always Nokia 6650, if everything fails.



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MuzzMelbourne

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Thanks for this. I know several people who would benefit from this type of device. What a great idea.

Your mum may benefit from reading this if she's still capable.

Its written and designed with senior's in mind.

 

Vitali Ortzi

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If an old person can't learn to navigate the UI that's great but fortunately my grandma knows how to navigate the UI of her phone better then me
 

Vitali Ortzi

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Dec 12, 2016
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So, after @HarborFront made me feel ashamed for giving mom the old phone, which is also a fire hazard, I have decided to get her something better.
It is designed for elderly, it has a very nice launcher, so hopefully she will no longer block contacts at random as before. Camera is also pretty decent.

As far a security goes, it will probably never receive any security updates, but she does not even know how to type SMS, so it is not an issue.
It is not as sturdy as mine, but the original cover should help and we will see, how it goes on. There is always Nokia 6650, if everything fails.



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She isn't Targeted so it's alright I would say not having security updates although I would still recommend a phone that has to people who care about security

Hmm I wonder if you could just use the same launcher on a different phone
 

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