Questions tagged [windows-phone]

A mobile operating system created by Microsoft as a successor to Windows Mobile. Even though Windows 10 Mobile drops the Windows Phone name, questions relating to Windows 10 Mobile should use this tag.

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Secure mobile SD card with a PIN/code

Is there a way to set a PIN on your SD card so that in case mobile is lost or stolen, the contents of SD card like photos, docs etc. cannot be seen by anyone else? I am asking for SIM card PIN ...
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Is buying a Windows Phone a bad idea if Micosoft is scaling down its Windows Phone division? [closed]

How secure is the windows phone in protecting against professional hackers? Is buying one a bad idea now that Microsoft is "scaling down" its mobile phone business (and perhaps devoting less resources ...
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Is it possible to lock down the http / https proxy settings on a Windows Phone?

Is there any way to lock down the proxy settings on a Windows Phone so that they can't be changed by anyone but the person with the password?
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Factory reset on a smartphone

On resetting a smartphone, the default factory image replaces the OS completely and restores it to known good settings. Is there any known way by which this default image can be compromised? On ...
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Windows Phone 8.1 Forensic Artifacts

I cannot find any potential tool or technique to do windows phone 8.1 forensics after lot of searching. I tried to make the image (.dd) of windows phone 8.1 with Linux commands but it fails, ...
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Windows and BlackBerry device for learning penetration testing [closed]

I want to buy a Windows Phone 8 and a Blackberry (BB) device for practicing penetration testing of mobile applications (of course, Windows and BB apps). I am asking for appropriate devices. I don't ...
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Decline any custom ssl certificate in a mobile application

Consider the following scenario. Eve creates an access point in a public place. Alice connects to the AP via mobile phone and starts browsing the Web. Eve redirects Alice to a registration page and ...
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Per Vendor/Publisher Device Unique Identifier, How is it and how much secure? [closed]

iOS and WP8 support Unique Identifier per Vendor or Publisher according to this and that. Android unfortunately does not support that feature. Is there anybody knows the mechanics of that mechanism? ...
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Penetration testing Windows Phone 8 apps w/o source

I am interested in performing a penetration test of a Windows Phone 8 application for which I do not have the source code. While I can easily validate network communication security, it is more ...
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Possible ways to test security for Windows Phone 7 or iOS devices [closed]

I'm trying to test the security features of different types of OSs available, and I decided to narrow this down to the Windows Phone 7 and iOS operating systems. I will be testing both my Nokia 800 ...
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What are some security measurements that can be taken with Windows Phone?

In corporate security it's often important to have confidential information, such as email, encrypted on your phone. How does Windows Phone (not Windows Mobile) cope with these issues?