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    I was reading another thread (http://discussion.visorcentral.com/v...threadid=10580) when I realized the vulnerability I would feel if someone stole my Vdx!

    I use an app called Strip, where I keep all my sensitive information (passwords, etc.), but my addresses and schedule and such are all visible for the world to see.

    Short of making every address private, is there a security/privacy app I can use on my Vdx that requires me to type in a password (even a simple, short one) before I can do anything after turning it on?

    Thanks.
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    I use a program called OnlyMe by http://www.tranzoa.com. It assigns each button both a letter and a number and the keypad appears onscreen. You have to either tap the onscreen button, write the letter or number or press the appropriate buttons to gain access to the unit. The trial version allows something like 100+ uses, and the registered version is $9.95 or something close to that...

    I know I saw a post somewhere that mentioned that this program was advantageous to a hackmaster add-on that provided similar functionality, because, IIRC, the hackmaster add-ons can be disabled after a reset, but I cannot speak authoritatively on that subject.

    Anyway, I like it. I has settings to allow the security to not activate until a user-entered number of minutes after the auto-off period has started (so if you have the auto-off set to 30 seconds, you don't have to keep entering the code) and you can set it to activate when you hit the off button, so there's a difference as to when you lock it up from when it auto-offs.

    The only issue I've had is that it didn't play well with EVPlugBase, I seem to remember crashes when I hit the hotsynch button from the auto-off state, but I don't recall which hacks I had installed at that time.

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    I became aware of this issue the day after I received my Visor Deluxe and entered all my userids and related passwords. I solved the problem by installing Commander Lite (as I didn't need the menu enhancements of the full Commander). It fully secures the Visor and I've got it set so that at 15 minutes after the Visor powers off (either by my pushing the button or because of the 2 minute time out) the Visor will lock and the only way anyone can get into it without the password is to do a hard reset which would wipe out all of my data to prevent whom ever from seeing it.


    Find it at http://www.palmation.com.

    >>> a happy customer for over 8 months <<<
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    I have my upward pen stroke set to turn off and lock, is this not only as secure, but easier.
  5. #5  
    Originally posted by dadimar
    I have my upward pen stroke set to turn off and lock, is this not only as secure, but easier.
    It's not quite as secure. I could easily forget to turn off the device which will leave it unprotected when it auto shuts off.
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    lbdyck posted: "I solved the problem by installing Commander Lite (as I didn't need the menu enhancements of the full Commander)."

    Oh lbdyck, thanks for the info. This sounds interesting. However nowhere on their page can I find info on the cost of registering Commander Lite. How much did you pay for registration?

    I particularly like that the only way to gain access without a password is to perform a hard reset. So they'll end up with a free Vdx, but at least they can't get to my personal info...

    Thanks.
    <B>Traveliter</B>/ Lani Teshima. 2000: Blue Vdx. 2001: Vpl. Travel writer, <A href="http://www.mouseplanet.com/lani/">MousePlanet.com</A>
    Publisher/Editor:
    - <B><A href="http://www.pilotlite.org">Pilotlite.org</A></B>: Simplify your travel with a PDA.
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