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  1. Codegerm

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    This app does concern me so I decided to post about it. I discovered this upon going into settings/security/device administrators. Apparently it is supposedly meant for corporate customers to control what an employee does on a company issued cellphone. However, I believe this has no business being on privately owned phone. It has ugly and restrictive privileges. I had to use Titanium Backup to remove it as it would not allow me to deactivate it as device administrator. I do know it is not needed as none of the leaked builds ever had it, and recommend removing it.

    Here is some information I found on it (check the images a couple posts down on the first link).

    Sprint Community: Sprint, please explain "com.sec.sprextension.phoneinfo" in Device Administrators

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    Sprint Community: Unauthorized Admin act com.sec.sprextension added by Sprint
     

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  2. Rxpert83

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    Its one of the first things I remove on my s3 as well.
     
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    I think Code had brought this up before and i had uninstalled it also, im not much on something like this on my phone.......
     
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    Yeah I had mentioned it before in another thread or three. I just decided to give it its own so it would be easier to refer to. It really bothered me when it wouldn't let me deactivate the device administrator for it. That is what got me digging for info.
     
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    Excellent idea sir............:);)
     
  6. bilgerryan

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    Removed from Project X v3.0, completely stripped the sucker outta there.
     
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    Even more excellent idea
     
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    Thank you sir..... :);):D
     
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  9. bilgerryan

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    I tried to fix any security/privacy issues in v3.0... Security patched email also included
     
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    Wow what does that entail? What kind of protection does it offer?
     
  11. bilgerryan

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    Keeps people like the government and hackers from reading your emails. Samsung left a lot of little loopholes open.
     
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  12. Codegerm

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    You can convince everyone and their dogs that they need antivirus, but just try to convince someone to encrypt their email, and they look at you with a blank stare.
     
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  13. bilgerryan

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    Never used antivirus, ever! (At least on Android). Yes, you can encrypt your emails going out (very good idea IMO) but the problem was with unencrypted emails coming in, there was a big loophole that needed patched.
     
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    Wow that's AWESOMEEE. thx man
     
  15. Codegerm

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    I do full encryption between the the guys I worked with via our android phones.. It is easy to do with an app like K-9 with APG you can even encrypt across Gmail and Yahoo, just had to set K-9 to send as plain text and not HTML for the encryption to work.
     

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