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Security: Storing private files on the Phone SD card

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  1. magnus

    magnus Well-Known Member
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    Hi all,
    Anyone know of a good way to store private documents on the phone SD?

    I'm considering moving some of my documents to my phone SD....this is stuff that could potentially lead to ID theft if I ever lose my phone

    So I was wondering if there's any way to password protect / encrypt folders on the SD card.

    If I lost my phone.....I don't want a thief accessing documents in that folder. So it would have to work against him reading files off a card reader on a regular computer as well


    While we're at it.....between Mobile defense, Lookout and Wave secure, can any of them wipe the SD card remotely?

    Thanks
     

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  2. oceanlight

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    you just want to STORE the files on your phone or you also want to be able to view them on your phone?

    if you just want to store them (although i can't imagine why, except maybe to avoid carrying a seperate flash drive?), you could use truecrypt to create an encrypted "container", which can then be moved on and off your sd card at will. but you would not be able to actually decrypt the files via your phone.


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    Try the app HideNseek. It does this buy disguising itself as a flashlight app. It lets you hide and password protect files.
     
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    Couldent your just pack them in a password protected .rar file?

    Or are you wanting to axcess them on the phone?
     
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    Would like to access them on the phone......
     
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    What kind of files?
     
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    Also, yes wave secure claims it can wipe the SD card (never tried myself though).
     
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    Mostly doc files...like pdfs, .docs etc
     
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    Ah!!! Good to know...thanks!
     

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