Windows Phone 8 Security Questions....

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cookinpro

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Feb 12, 2013
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Hi all,
I have a Nokia Lumia 635 running Windows phone 8 and I really like it a lot. What kind of security do I need for my phone if any? or is there any security included by default? Any and all input is welcomed and appreciated. Thanks, Paul
 

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In a future update (Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, users will get access to the Consumer VPN option). Your Lumia 635 is currently running Windows Phone 8.1.

Unlike Android and iOS you do not need an Antivirus for Windows Phone. - Solved!

However, I strongly encourage that you Read Reviews before installing an App, and check the App Permissions.


Suggestions located in App List > Settings > System

Lock Screen - Set a screen timeout period and a passcode to prevent unauthorised use.
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Find my Phone - You can ring, lock, erase, locate or send apps to your phone from windowsphone.com/find
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Backup - Save stuff to the cloud (saved to your MS OneDrive account)
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Advertising ID - If you want personalised ads or not (optional)
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Phone Update - Get software updates. These are pushed OTA from your carrier once tested and ready
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Call+SMS Filter - Blocks calls and SMS texts (Anti-Spam)
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Suggestions located in App List > Settings > Applications

Wallet - Use a PIN to protect in-app purchases
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Internet Explorer > Advanced Settings - Enable SmartScreen Filter, Turn off Location for IE and DNT options.
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cookinpro

Level 3
Feb 12, 2013
146
In a future update (Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, users will get access to the Consumer VPN option). Your Lumia 635 is currently running Windows Phone 8.1.

Unlike Android and iOS you do not need an Antivirus for Windows Phone. - Solved!

However, I strongly encourage that you Read Reviews before installing an App, and check the App Permissions.


Suggestions located in App List > Settings > System

Lock Screen - Set a screen timeout period and a passcode to prevent unauthorised use.
View attachment 29660

Find my Phone - You can ring, lock, erase, locate or send apps to your phone from windowsphone.com/find
View attachment 29661

Backup - Save stuff to the cloud (saved to your MS OneDrive account)
View attachment 29663

Advertising ID - If you want personalised ads or not (optional)
View attachment 29665

Phone Update - Get software updates. These are pushed OTA from your carrier once tested and ready
View attachment 29666

Call+SMS Filter - Blocks calls and SMS texts (Anti-Spam)
View attachment 29667

Suggestions located in App List > Settings > Applications

Wallet - Use a PIN to protect in-app purchases
View attachment 29668

Internet Explorer > Advanced Settings - Enable SmartScreen Filter, Turn off Location for IE and DNT options.
View attachment 29673
Thank you very much for the info Huracan
 
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