Umbra's WinPhone Security

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  1. Umbra

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    #1 Umbra, Dec 23, 2016
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  2. jamescv7

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    Definitely you don't need an AV :), threats in Windows Phone OS is very minimal compare to Android and IOS.

    Just consider to have Anti-Theft if you want.
     
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  3. pablozi

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    I don't think that there is any anti-theft app needed since you can remotely find, ring, lock and wipe your WP device via https://account.microsoft.com/devices ;)
     
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  4. Cohen

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    Nice config, thanks for sharing. :)
     
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  5. Umbra

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    What i like in WinPhone is that it is shipped without garbage, useless apps, etc... no need root and risking bricking your phone if you want to remove the few apps they put.

    I just updated to the latest build , it installed smoothly.

    i really feel it like a miniature version of my laptop system :D
     
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  6. josinpaul

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    brother why did you choose a dying ecosystem and a brand? why not an apple or android?
     
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  7. uncle bill

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    could it be because of winphones are shipped without garbage, useless apps, etc and there is no need to root and risking to brick your phone if you want to remove the few apps they put in?
    :)
     
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  8. Moi61

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    I, myself, own a Windows Phone. I have Lumia 950 and the camera is really the best. Go boy.
     
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  9. kuttan

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    In smartphones the threat is more in the nature of getting hacked or spoofed than malware infection.
     
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  10. Vasudev

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    Maybe Umbra can replace his PC when RS3 comes out.
     
  11. Umbra

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    #11 Umbra, Dec 23, 2016
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    i could answer you: "why people still use XP or Win7?" ;)
    More seriously i like Win10 and :

    1- I dislike Iphones, overpriced.
    2- I used to use Android, bloated and childish design. Every time, first thing i had to do is to install a new launcher/theme when i shouldn't.
    3- Both IOS and Android are locked OS. Need root/jailbreak to remove garbage as i said above.

    Win10 Mobile:

    1- the OS is Classy and lean (at least to me ^^).
    2- most of the shipped apps can be removed in a second.
    3- No need security Apps, Win10M is has a good built-in security and is less targeted.
    4- Sync between my apps on my PC and my phone; not an absolute necessity but quite convenient :D

    The only drawback i found is indeed the small Windows Store, i miss some of my android apps but it is ok, can live without them.

    Btw, i love Windows Hello :p

    Exact, 20Mpx here, awesome.


    indeed, hence with my WinPhone i don't need to loose resources and battery time for an AV.

    Will not happen lol, but my phone complement it perfectly, i use the same MS account on all my Windows Devices.
     
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  12. samit

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    Only if they sell in my country, I would have get it in a heartbeat. After using windows phone (Lumia 620) for almost 3 years, currently I am using Moto G Turbo Edition. A lot of things in Android is annoying compared to Windows Phone.

    @Umbra You might want to add this VPN app in your arsenal for Windows Phone :rolleyes:

    Hotspot Shield Free VPN – Windows Apps on Microsoft Store
     
  13. Umbra

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    #13 Umbra, Dec 23, 2016
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  14. samit

    samit Level 8

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    I never used it in my PC only on Windows Phone so I am not aware of those ads stuffs. :)
     
  15. Umbra

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    so no ads at all on WinPhone?
     
  16. Vasudev

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    Enable Storage Encryption and it can be found under Settings > Update and Security. It won't slow down your phone, I guarantee it.
     
  17. samit

    samit Level 8

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    yup I didn't get any ads when I used to use it on my Lumia 620
     
  18. Umbra

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    good to know, thx


    yes saw it, thx
     
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