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  1. Unlock by picture password

    A combination of taps, straight lines and circles on a picture to unlock the phone.

    3,766 votes
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      94 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • An application/rights grid

      A grid with all installed applications and all possible rights (location, data services, owner identity, etc.) to see in one place which rights are used by which application and help to easily manage your personnal data security.
      This feature could be in settings->applications->overview

      884 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • password protect applications.

        to view or send text you need a password. to view or use pictures you need a password. to view contacts you need a password.

        748 votes
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          19 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Unlock the phone with the use of a personal sound with the use of krtana

          Open the phone locked us kortana voice messenger and save pantet in windowsphone 8.1

          609 votes
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            34 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Security is a must for our company. We need a way to sync via USB. The cloud doesn't work for us. Help!

            Bring back ActiveSync via USB. We really, really don't want to put client info and contacts in the cloud.

            Currently Win Phone 7 requires that sync goes through a cloud or that we bring up an Exchange server.

            All I want is the convenience, trustworthyness and SECURITY of a plain old wire. ActiveSync (not Exchange ActiveSync) had these good features. It allowed easy sync of Outlook with a phone. Worked great. Somewhere between Phone 6.5 and Phone 7.5 this good feature got killed.

            Bring ActiveSync over USB back again.

            552 votes
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              7 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 424 votes
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                13 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • App's Password

                I'm here to say about my idea. We have the "Wallet" app that when you open the app, need the App's Password. So, Why not put more security to the apps? It will be cool if every app can have a single password like the Wallet app.

                PS. That function can be managed in the system settings and will be like the "single ringtone" for the apps, it means that developers don't need to put that function in their apps. It will be included on the system and it's OPTIONAL!!!

                Prototype. http://1drv.ms/1mh7giS

                411 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Text message toast notification should not show on a locked phone.

                  Potentially private or sensitive discussion could be viewed by someone other than owner. At least give option to show or not.

                  399 votes
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                    21 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Checkbox to 'trust' NFC stickers

                    The NFC functionality in WP8 is very nice, but the OS always asks for confirmation when you hover over a sticker.
                    I personally know what my own NFC stickers do, so I don't really need the confirmation, though I understand that you would want to know what a sticker does when you're somewhere else.

                    Wouldn't it be great if I could tick a checkbox to 'trust' a unique NFC sticker, so that you can remove the dialog after the first time? I think it would make NFC stickers 10 times more useful.

                    353 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Require a1b2c3 or password after PIN failures before device wipe

                      If your device has a PIN requirement that will wipe the device after N failures (like when using Exchange), challenge the user intervene with something like the Windows Mobile style a1b2c3 or the exchange password before wiping the phone. The current system makes it super trivial for a child or pants-dial to inadvertantly wipe the contents of the phone.

                      316 votes
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                        27 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Kid's Corner Lock Screen Password removal

                        Hi, it makes sense for us to use the Lock Screen with a Password for the main profile.

                        There is a very particular reason why I chose to enter my password every time I unlock my phone.

                        But, it's quite ridiculous to enter my password every time I swipe over to the left and then to the top in order to access Kid's Corner.

                        From my point of view, regardless of what your Lock Screen and Password Settings are, there should absolutely NOT BE any password to gain access to the kid's corner.

                        Kid's should simply be able to swipe…

                        302 votes
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                          13 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 302 votes
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                            15 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ability to see/manage installed certificates

                            The ability to see and manage certificates installed on the phone also able to manage via Zune software.

                            258 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Password before switching off phone. Simple Idea - Huge change

                              What happens when someone steals your Phone? Right they switch it off so you can't locate or call it. But when you could set a Password before switching off the phone, it would help a lot of people. including myself. Thanks

                              257 votes
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                                19 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Picture password for Windows Phone 8, please =]

                                Picture password, or some other type of pattern or swype password, for windows phone would be delightful. Would love to see this in a future update.

                                224 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Privacy Control

                                  It would be great if there will be a privacy control system, locking some apps,picture album, other media contents etc to make them away-from-undesirable-viewers- showing-a-lock-icon-on-each-locked-tile-or-content-which-require-a-password-to-unlock.

                                  205 votes
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                                    7 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Whole phone encryption for personal use!

                                    Please allow for the whole phone encryption without a business exchange account. How is my personal information any less important than a corporate phone? If anything people given corporate phones tend to keep less information on them than personal users.

                                    172 votes
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                                    • Please add a registry editor

                                      It will be beneficial to developers.

                                      169 votes
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                                        30 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow self-signed and corporate certificates for ssl communication

                                        Need to support installing and using self-signed and/or corporate certificates for ssl.

                                        163 votes
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                                          7 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Extend Windows Live Parental Controls to the phone.

                                          I can control my daughter's online activity on her laptop through Windows Live Parental Controls; however, ***oon ***he's on her phone it's wide open. I'd really love for these LiveID ***ociated controls to extend to the phones.

                                          156 votes
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