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Phone Encryption

Phone Encryption
Phone encryption is the tide among security cautious individuals, they put in effort, to ensure that information related to them are secured, encryption mitigates the chances of compromising the integrity of your device by hackers. Several factors will make you consider if it's the right decision, to encrypt your smartphone. You must acknowledge that the information on your device is priceless, and some people are in need of such information, this will make you consider if encryption is the right choice.

Smartphone encryption, ensures that people who gain access to your phone, cannot utilize the information on the phone. You can misplace your smartphone, and strangers can gain access to your SD card, an encrypted smartphone will make all information on the card useless, unless they are able to decrypt it.

Special passwords are usually required to enable decryption, but this process is different from ordinary password, encryption ensures, all your data is unreadable, so malware that avoid password, cannot access your phone. Smartphone encryption protects your photos, hackers can hardly gain access to them.

When you format your phone and sale them, some information can still be retrieved by experts, but encrypting your phone before formatting, will prevent such undue privilege. Encrypting your phone, can slow down performance, for older phones, this is a drawback to such services, because your phone has to decrypt information each time you desire to use it.

Pros
• People cannot access you memory card and Sim card in case of theft. • prevents unauthorized access. • Even when hackers get the information, it is useless, because they cannot decrypt it easily. • Ensures no information can be retrieved after formatting. • Difficult to bypass. • You can decrypt by entering a private code.
  • iPhones are very easy to encrypt

Cons
• When you forget the decryption key, be prepared to lose your valued data. • Low grade phones do not offer this service. • May slow down your device • Some information still recoverable • Not the safest option if you plan to resell your phone

Supporters

Vastor122

Safest!

This for me is the safest thing to do if you want your data and personal information inside your phone to be untouchable. Yes it has cons, but compared to some lame pass key or lock patterns, this one is the most reliable.
Posted by Vastor122 on 09-01-2017
overcast

Encryption

It's always better to secure your phone with encryption. This way it would be harder for the websites to capture data from you. And that's something you can learn for securing the phone. You can protect your personal details. I have seen that phone encryption requires efforts. Like a better encryption app or built in android encryption.
Posted by overcast on 09-01-2017
JaiGuru

Encryption is safest.

There is no argument here. Passwords are not safe and they make it harder for people to use the gadgets that are supposed to be making life easier for us. Encryption is becoming robust beyond the ability of hackers to decrypt it. It should be a matter of industry-wide regulation that encryption technologies be implemented on all cell phones.
Posted by JaiGuru on 09-01-2017
Authord

Advanced Security

In the world we live today, a phone password can easily be unlocked with the speed of thought. Maybe you misplaced your phone with discrete, important data and a hacker or bad ass tech guy like me gets hold of it, before you say Jack Robinson, i have already bypassed the pass lock. So password is little or of no use in today's world of security breaching exuberance, and in the near future with the rise of data breach. Many phones will have to adopt encryption and No organization is immune to the threat of security breaches, but implementing data encryption is a major safeguard that will protect confidential patient information and your organization’s reputation.
Posted by Authord on 09-01-2017
AlexJPro

Better safe than sorry

I have this sentence that i use in my everyday life: Better safe than sorry. I don't trust passwords anymore because there are a lot of hackers than can bypass those passwords and it's not safe at all. But encrypting is way safer and you don't have to worry about anything!
Posted by AlexJPro on 09-02-2017

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Phone password

Phone password
Individuals protect their phones with passwords, this is typically under secure shell protocols, and certain technicalities enable your information remain protected. Access can be gain to your smartphone, by imputing the correct password. A good number of applications have been designed to enable hackers gain undue privileges to private information, such penetration can be termed destructive, because the tendency to misuse the information, is always high.

The government and big telecommunication firms, gain access to private information's unduly, they usually give it a security tag, making people believe, that such privileges is necessary for state security. Implementing password on your mobile phone, will make it difficult for people to access private information stored on the phone, it is a good way of keeping your information safe.

Their are several methods of selecting a password, and the strength of each one depends on what it is protecting, you can use words that are memorable, and mix them upper and lower case, it is very important to use things you find interesting, so the chances of forgetting them would be low. Weak passwords can easily be compromised by hackers, the password should be reliable.

Other forms of sniffers can take information from your smartphone, by bypassing the password, information can still be retrieved easily after formatting. It is not completely reliable, this is a simple way of protecting your smartphone.

Pros
• Highly trendy. • Easy to remember. • Takes less time than encryption. • Enabled in most phones. • Protects phone data.

Cons
• Can be easily bypassed. • When your phone is stolen, they can use your SD card and sim.

Supporters

Mahshiemonalisa

keep it simple

Encryption does sound like a good idea as an extra step of protection for your personal information. However, I am not tech savvy enough to use encryption. I also don't think the information on my phone is quite sensitive enough to require encryption. For now, having a phone password is all I need. It works well and I feel confident that it'd be fairly hard for someone else to figure out my password to unlock my phone. I set my phone to lock quickly, within one minute of idle use.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 09-04-2017
wiiky28

I will go for paswords

I really don't use passwords most times but if I am to choose between the two, then, I will choose password. This is because I don't even put passwords to restrict access to all the data to my phone. I put it some specific apps where I know contains sensitive information. Locking the whole phone is not a good option at all. Come to think of it, what if there is an emergency and someone needed to use your phone to contact either a friend or a relative but because the phone is locked it won't be easy or even possible for that to be achieved. People can die under these situations so I will still go with password anyway but it has to be put on specific apps and not just the whole phone.
Posted by wiiky28 on 09-02-2017
kingcool52

No idea what the other option is

I understand what encryption is but I don't get how it works with a phone. I think that a password or some sort of security function is good enough as long as the password/pattern or whatever is strong enough. I have a combination of fingerprint and a pin and I think that it is good enough. There is not much on my SD card other than music so that is pretty useless for anyone that steals it.
Posted by kingcool52 on 09-01-2017
Alexa

I prefer passwords

Basically encryption can be better, but it has too many flaws. What if you get locked out, then it will cost you to access your phone. I think if you stay safe then a password is fine.

I just think security these days is getting tighter and you will end up not being able to access things, which is no good. Hackers tend to look for encryption because it's more of a challenge and they think there is more to steal.

Posted by Alexa on 09-02-2017
Mehano

Easy and secure

It might be less safe but I prefer to use my phone password or the so called PIN number. I am just really used to it because ever since the phones first came out, there was a PIN system. You just enter the four digit code when you turn on your phone and that's it. I rarely even turn my phone completely off so I don't have to enter the PIN very often.

I have lost my phone before and the PIN was secure enough - nobody could access my things because once they enter the PIN wrong three times the phone shuts down completely and you need a special code from the phone's provider. That's why I don't need the encryption.

Posted by Mehano on 09-01-2017
Corzhens

Password is simple

For me, having a password in the phone is just enough because I am careful with my phone. I know that some people are careless that they misplace or lose their phones so if they use encryption then the finder of their phone cannot use it. In the first place, why would your phone be misplaced? Just think about that. If you care for your belongings then it should not happen. And the password is a simple security measure that can easily be hacked, i.e. if you lose your phone. And if the phone remains with you then there's no use for the encryption.
Posted by Corzhens on 09-02-2017
AlexHarris

Phone Password

I don't have anything valuable enough on my phone where I would take the effort to encrypt the information on my phone. Phone pins are quick simple easy to enforce and easy to access. Maybe if you were storing a lot of bitcoins on your phone then I would consider using phone encryption but I just am not there yet and I can't be arsed to do or deal with that.
Posted by AlexHarris on 09-02-2017
peachpurple

Easy to change

I prefer to choose phone password because I am no techno person and encryption might be too difficult for me to understand.

There are a few options to set password for phone. Word password, numeric password, pattern password and voice password. I prefer the number password because It is easier to remember since it uses 4 numbers only. Phone password is easier to change whenever I wanted to. In addition, you can set double protection of phone password but I do not use this function.

Posted by peachpurple on 09-01-2017
Pixie

I will go for this one

Encryption is definitely much safer but if you forget your password then you will lose everything that was on your phone. I am also very careful at the workplace and I do not let anyone use my phone. I use a password to keep my phone secure. If I am not at my desk then I lock my phone in the drawer. I can't really trust anyone and I prefer to be on the safe side.
Posted by Pixie on 09-01-2017
yunken

Phone Password

I will take the safest measure, which is locking my phone with password. Although I'm not a fan of locking phones, I see it as stress unlocking my phone over and over when I want to make use of it, but yet still I prefer it than the encryption, is better not to get access to it at all than getting access to some places by others.
Posted by yunken on 09-08-2017
Marvadaum

Password

Easier to use and also does the job perfectly I don't see the point in using phone encryption unless you hold very important secrets in you cellphones like company data or other very serious stuff.
Posted by Marvadaum on 09-01-2017
giovanniiiii

Easy

A simple password for phones is already enough and using phone encryption would complicate the situation in cases that the passwords gets forgotten, unlike with simple passwords. I even prefer number passwords as they are easy to remember. Passwords are there to prevent other people from accessing your valued data in the phone and I believe that there is no way for other people to tell what your password is, unless they are told. I see no need to complicate the situation as passwords serve their purpose well.
Posted by giovanniiiii on 09-04-2017
wiseagent

This.

Although the encryption is gaining more and more strength over the years (the development has been a very interesting process), I prefer the passwords because I still think they represent a safer route overall.

If I feel more secure, I see no reason to change the way.

Posted by wiseagent on 09-01-2017
zheh

I'm using phone password

This is the first time i have heard of encryption. And i think it's complicated to use by the way it is described though it looks like a really good way to protect your phone. But i must admit that my memory is not that good now and it's hard for me to remember things so i may find it difficult to use. That's why i still choose phone password. Atleast a few numbers or letters are easier to remember and i always use something that has significant in my life so i won't be able to forget it. I'm used to using phone password and i don't see reason to change it. Also finger print are way easier now. So i also use it. I'm not really afraid on the contents of my phone cause i don't really put the important details and things in my phone. So i don't think so much security is needed.
Posted by zheh on 09-01-2017
muaaz.93

Keep it simple dude !

Why the heck one needs an encryption code unless you are a highly authorized person who has tons of precious information stored on his device.Phone password is simple to remember and can't be broken as it seems to be.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 09-01-2017
felabruno

passwords

I don't know how trustful encryption is. What if it stops working and I won't be able to access my phone? A password is a good option, especially if you have a password for every application (for the phone, for facebook, instagram etc.) because it protects all your accounts.
Posted by felabruno on 09-18-2017
cubo

Easiest!

I don't know anything about encryption, it's the first time I hear about it. It seems very secure but I prefer the usual way to protect my phone by using pattern code and number code. I don't keep important or personal information in my phone because one day I can lose my phone or someone can steal me so I save that kind of information in my google account. If I lose my phone, I'll just need a computer with internet connection to cancel my google account of my phone so no one will have access to my information.
Posted by cubo on 09-01-2017
Wyvh

Faster.

Having simply a password for your (smart?)phone is sure less safe, but way faster than encrypting your whole datas everytime. Encrypting your phone is like having a password (because of the Encryption key that you must write somewhere or remember) with more complex stuff around.. so, itsn't necessary: just opt for a complicated password.
Posted by Wyvh on 09-01-2017
jayken

Password

I would choose password because its easy to use and some password are diy . you can make your own password. Unlike encryption ive tried to ise it but i cant access to it. Its hard to apply.
Posted by jayken on 09-02-2017
ColdFlameChris

Phone Password!

I prefer Phone password mainly because it's less complicated with the same security. I find the encryption a little bit difficult and too risky to use. I like the simplicity of the phone password and it's easy to access.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 10-20-2017

Comments

tophew
for me if the files is to important and needed to be stored privately like bank accounts business files etc ill go for encryption because it offers more high security than just password on the phone. but if just a minor files or not really so important we can go for password phone lock.
Posted by tophew on 09-01-2017
Corzhens
I agree that in this digital age that we are in it is very important for the passwords to be secured. But I admit that I have a list of my passwords in my purse so that I will have a reference in case I forget one of the passwords therein. With the protection of passwords, it is a good practice to change passwords more often and use a combination of letters and number plus special characters too.
Posted by Corzhens on 09-25-2018
Jonathan Solomon
In the beginning, I phone passwords. And personally, I don't mind either. Though, if I had to choose, I slightly find smartphone encryption a bit safer than a standard phone password. It makes it harder for the hacker/exploiter to break into my phone if it's breached or I misplace it. However, I do use several precautionary steps to make sure this doesn't happen to begin with.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 09-01-2017
lovely
I prefer passwords on my phone.It keep my phone away from Nosey people that want to know so much about you and maybe steal from it.Though I know it can frustrating if you forget your password but I still believe that the pros still outweigh the cons.
Posted by lovely on 09-01-2017
kgord
I like passwords better. I am just more used to using them, as to which form offers more protection, I am not sure. the only problem is if you forget your password you may have some trouble. I would go for passwords in most cases as they can allow you to not have to worry about too much technology. However, in the future, all devices might be encrypted.
Posted by kgord on 09-01-2017
rogel
Phone encryption is one of the secure way of protecting your personal and confidential data from potential attack like hackers. In case you lost your gadget or phone you have nothing to worry that people could instantly access your information and private transactions. Not like phone password which is so easy to bypass and maneuver to unlock the phone. Actually I know how to unlock it in a very easy and short period of time just to open my locked phone or gadget by simply using computer.
Posted by rogel on 09-01-2017
Joteque
Most newer smart phones ship with encryption enabled on them already and yet still they recommend a password be included as well. The choice as we advance in the constant growing phenomenon of new age technology has already been outlined to us. Our world is becoming more and more connected. The need for advanced security has escalated beyond choice factor for the end user or phone, mobile device user. With these modern day devices we will experience my levels of security.
Posted by Joteque on 09-01-2017
galegatling
Probably depends on where you would be using or how you would be using your phone. If you have important files there or just simply want to feel secure, then the encryption would probably be your best bet. But if you are just a casual happy-go-lucky mobile phone user who won't have a lot of things or files to lose just in case, then why hassle yourself with an encryption when you can always have the password or pattern-based lock as security. :)
Posted by galegatling on 09-03-2017
vinaya
I have never encrypted my phone to avoid unauthorized access to my phone. In fact, I don't even know how it can be done. However, I use password on my phone. Since my phone cannot be unlocked without a password, my data will be safe. Can anyone explain how to encrypt a phone? can anyone read an encrypted phone if it is connected to a computer
Posted by vinaya on 09-06-2017
babyright
I think pass wording the phone is much better and easier to secure your phone. Pass word help to secure your phone in a simple way. Encryption is somehow complex, it is better to make things simple for ourselves.
Posted by babyright on 09-12-2017
Corzhens
I understand that the phone is very important now since it is not only a tool for communications but it holds vital information about the owner. But I am not comfortable with encryption because of the probability of a problem later on. With the password, we are already using it ever since and I have a method so I wouldn’t forget the password. With the encryption, I couldn’t retrieve important data if I couldn’t decrypt it anymore.
Posted by Corzhens on 04-08-2018
EfficientNinja
I'm guessing they already have encryption within the simple password and the phone. Encryption is everywhere and regular computer and web users don't notice it. It all occurs in the back end and all your data are encrypted when they are sent anywhere. If it isn't encrypted, then anyone can see and read the content of your data easily.
Posted by EfficientNinja on 07-05-2018