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    Is My Contact List Secure?

    Happy New Year everyone!

    Prior to getting my Droid, I kept all contact information in my Treo's address book. Considering my contact list is now sync'd with my online Gmail account, is the information secure? Maybe someone can recommend a way to store sensitive information only on my Droid?

    Thanks, and enjoy your weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip944 View Post
    Maybe someone can recommend a way to store sensitive information only on my Droid?
    B-Folders from the Market is an encrypted, password protected wallet type app that is pretty nice. It is formatted for several types of entries, including contacts. '
    B-Folders for Android

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    There is no such thing as secure. Anyone wants to break in, they will find a way. Isn't there an app that wipes out everything on your phone if it's missing or stolen? Maybe I'm making this up and hoping someone makes a app for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daddyd302 View Post
    There is no such thing as secure. Anyone wants to break in, they will find a way. Isn't there an app that wipes out everything on your phone if it's missing or stolen? Maybe I'm making this up and hoping someone makes a app for it?
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    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

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    I tried using CompanionLink to sync to my laptop. But it wouldn't work properly. I'll probably have to keep looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip944 View Post
    I tried using CompanionLink to sync to my laptop. But it wouldn't work properly. I'll probably have to keep looking.
    What are you trying to sync?
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by daddyd302 View Post
    There is no such thing as secure. Anyone wants to break in, they will find a way. Isn't there an app that wipes out everything on your phone if it's missing or stolen? Maybe I'm making this up and hoping someone makes a app for it?
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    While wave secure is nice I think Mobile Defense is better. True you can't back up but I have another app for that anyway. Mobile Defense GPS is truly awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip944 View Post
    Happy New Year everyone!

    Prior to getting my Droid, I kept all contact information in my Treo's address book. Considering my contact list is now sync'd with my online Gmail account, is the information secure? Maybe someone can recommend a way to store sensitive information only on my Droid?

    Thanks, and enjoy your weekend.
    1) You can disable the google contacts <-> droid sync in Settings > Accounts & Sync. you can disable sync per account or for the phone entirely. the security for your contacts is a secure as the end points. so how often is your phone not with you? and how strong is your google password and how often do you change it?

    2) enable a lock pattern adds some device protection. wavesecure gives you the ability to remotely erase your droid should it be compromised.

    3) i assume you still need your contacts to be useful, so i don't think that there is a way to store the data on your phone.
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    [quote=Leonard Wong;131877]
    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip944 View Post
    3) i assume you still need your contacts to be useful, so i don't think that there is a way to store the data on your phone.
    B-Folders Contacts has "Send" and "Dial" buttons that pass an email address or phone number to the correct app. Of course once the phone number has been dialed, it shows up in the call log, but that can be purged.

    The contact list (and other B-Folders data) is stored in an encrypted database on the phone. It will store an encrypted backup to the SD card as well as export an unencrypted CSV copy.

    I have no connection to the B-Folders people, but I would suggest anyone looking to secure data on their phone give it a close look.

    Wally

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