Protect page - There is a way

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  1. Bluesman2008

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    Is there a way to password protect/encrypt one page on the GS5? I'd like to download portable apps for various credit cards but I'd like to password protect if if there's a way to do it.I've search the net but can't find anything.
     
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    I've edited the title.
    Thanks for sharing your solution.

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    Your credit card apps don't have password/PIN protection natively...?
     
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    I was wondering that as well. What's a portable app? I would stay away from those Credit Card companies!!!!
     
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    The app keeps others from even opening the card app . A third layer of protection. Pin to unlock phone, pin/code to open said app, password/pin code to use said app. I used one like it on my tablets so my daughter couldn't accidentally get into stuff where she could wreak accidental havoc when she was a toddler. The Play Store as an example. Though she couldn't buy stuff without my password she could download freebies that weren't "age appropriate" for her such as Asian women wallpapers, Samuel L Jackson ringtone ("say what one more blankety blank time blankety blanker" as an example) app, etc

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    Seems like overkill to me, but I have a 27 character passphrase on my banking app and fingerprint unlocking on phone & app in addition to my PIN to unlock without fingerprint/trusted devices.
     
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    Exactly. It's just another layer of protection. May be overkill but I guess I've gotten a little more aware of the extent and sophistication of hackers these days.
     
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    It's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it ;)

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    I guess everyone has to decide their own level of convenience vs. security. To me, 2 locks works just fine & I don't feel the need for a third, but you can't be too careful.

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    I already have 4 to get into my banking apps

    1 - screen unlock
    2- enter user ID into bank app
    3 - enter my bank two step Authentication
    4 - enter my bank password.
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    I was also trying to figure out how to encrypt a text file. I keep a list on my PC of all credit cards with numbers, exp. dates, PIN numbers, avail. credit etc. I realized my "Note Everything" does the job with encryption. I mailed the text file to myself, and when I got it my cell, I copy/pasted the text into a Note Everything text file and encrypted it. I highly recommend that notepad. It does everything. I use it just about every day for to do lists, super market lists, etc. You can attach audio files and graphics to a file. Highly recommended.

    Note Everything Pro Add-On - Android Apps on Google Play

    I used the free version for 20 minutes then bought the pro version ($3.99) and well worth it.