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General Encryption

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RonaldH, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. RonaldH

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    Encryption set on my tablet would make it secure unless you enter the password. Without encryption set I still use password access.

    Why is encryption more secure given that access in both cases described requires a password?
     

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    With encryption, all of the data is encrypted. So even if the data was stolen, it's useless. With just a password, data can still be stolen.
     
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    Thanks for comments.
    To steal data, in either case, don't you first have to crack the password?
     
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    No, without encryption you can plug into a pc and copy everything on it. With encryption, the data would all be useless and unreadable.
    With just a password and no encryption, your screen is just locked.
     
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    That makes a normal password rather redundant! Something else I have learnt.
    Thanks
     

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