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    How exactly does a Pre user store confidential information in the phone?
    Anything I put on the phone is magically "backed up" to Palm! Do typical users even understand the concept that everything they do/enter on the Pre is not "safe" from possible disclosure?

    Account numbers?
    Access codes?
    There are so many things to remember nowadays!

    It is bad enough that if you use something like Google for your contacts, then they can link in all your Email, contacts, browsing, location, calendar, etc, etc. I can't be the only one with some concerns. It is almost as bad to store confidential info on the phone plain-text; even without remote eyes possibly looking, the phone could be lost or stolen.

    How can this be addressed? Some type of [future] application that stores notes and stuff encrypted?
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    Password Protected Encrypted MS Word File via DTG. unfortunately, DTG for Pre doesn't support passwords yet.
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    I asked this question over at the Palm Forum

    The initial reply was that the data is secure. I am waiting for a more detailed response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eharty View Post
    The initial reply was that the data is secure. I am waiting for a more detailed response.
    Yeah, right! I will just take their word that my data would never be disclosed, lost, subpoenaed, leaked, corrupted, deleted, or hacked.

    IMHO, if the data exists outside my phone, it can't possibly be "secure".
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    Yeah, right! I will just take their word that my data would never be disclosed, lost, subpoenaed, leaked, corrupted, deleted, or hacked.

    IMHO, if the data exists outside my phone, it can't possibly be "secure".
    I don't know what kind of work you do but it sound like you need to get a blackberry with you own BES server. But even then some data gets route though RIM's servers. If you think about it the cloud is not a bad idea as far security is concern, if he data is on a encrypted server. Think about the phone just being a interface to the the data with no data store on the phone.
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    I was thinking the same thing. Older palm devices even blackberries have an password keeper type app you can use to hold passwords and I assume other info you want to keep protected. Personally I have never used one but recently been thinking I really should having failed to remember a number of passwords recently that I don't use often. I had thought there would be a password keeper. I plan to get classic maybe I should use the password keeper thing in it? I haven't tried it yet I just added it thinking I would get it for free based on a blog post but it is trial so I'll have to buy it at the end of trial if I want to use classic. Which I'm thinking of doing to gain access to all the apps that I used on my T5 and have them on my pre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macintoshse View Post
    If you think about it the cloud is not a bad idea as far security is concern, if he data is on a encrypted server. Think about the phone just being a interface to the the data with no data store on the phone.
    I agree with you, but only if I am in control of the server, and/or trust the server With the Palm, I am not in control- plus I don't necessarily trust Palm (with unencrypted data). They might do a fine job with backups, but I don't know what procedures and methods are in place to prevent disclosure- accidental or intentional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    Yeah, right! I will just take their word that my data would never be disclosed, lost, subpoenaed, leaked, corrupted, deleted, or hacked. IMHO, if the data exists outside my phone, it can't possibly be "secure".
    I think some people think their data is much more "classified" than it deserves to be.

    Who are these people? Celebrities? Fortune 500 company CEOs? I just don't see what the big deal is about having data backed up in the cloud.
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    One of the launch partners I believe makes this app. They made the same program on Palm OS and I believe are working on a webOS version.
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    Hmm, I was planning to use an older program, DataShiled, in Classic, but now I'm wondering how "secure" is data in classic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImmaSlave4U View Post
    I think some people think their data is much more "classified" than it deserves to be.

    Who are these people? Celebrities? Fortune 500 company CEOs? I just don't see what the big deal is about having data backed up in the cloud.
    Who wants the number of my union hall, my wife, my mother-in-law and my cable company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImmaSlave4U View Post
    I think some people think their data is much more "classified" than it deserves to be.

    Who are these people? Celebrities? Fortune 500 company CEOs? I just don't see what the big deal is about having data backed up in the cloud.
    I'd love to keep user IDs and passwords for all the various things I log onto including my online banking and credit card accounts safely encrypted on my Pre. If the Pre gets lost or stolen, I don't have to worry about the information getting stolen. I don't trust putting this type of access information "in the cloud" since I don't control the cloud and don't know how much I can trust it. For Windows I have a program called KeePass Password Safe that runs off a USB key. Something similar that runs on the Pre would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by palandri View Post
    Who wants the number of my union hall, my wife, my mother-in-law and my cable company.
    If you send me a pic of your wife I'll let you know if I want her number
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImmaSlave4U View Post
    I think some people think their data is much more "classified" than it deserves to be.
    Perhaps *you* don't have anything in your life that you don't want disclosed. The rest of us have passwords, account numbers, combinations, medical notes, access codes, credit card numbers... who knows.

    Your comment is pretty irritating. If you trust "the cloud" to just magically store YOUR stuff, so be it. But it is not trust-worthy enough for many. Plus, it violates the *LAW* for many fields (including mine).
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    The rest of us have passwords, account numbers, combinations, medical notes, access codes, credit card numbers... who knows.
    Where do you store all of this information now?
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    A friend of mine has an app for his phone made by a some fruit company (I think it starts with A) called eWallet by ilium (Pocket PC, iPhone, Smartphone and Palm Software) They make other os versions as well. I haven't checked the reviews myself, but this guy is super paranoid about this kind of thing so it's more than likely pretty secure. Hope they come out with a WebOS version
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    I use SplashID for passwords and logins, they just released a beta app in the pre catalog. I used it a lot on the treo and it worked great.
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    I second SplashID it is a great app and used it on all my phones. I'm going to try throwing in Classic tonight until they release the WebOS version.
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    Do you think us previous splash owners will have to pay anything for their products for webOS since it is just palms new OS. Though I wouldn't be opposed to paying the small cross platform fee I paid to use splashmoney on blackberry when I no longer used my T5. I never used splashID but I'm thinking of using it due to the fact that I keep forgetting all sorts of things I don't use too often. And being able to store them securely would be the only way I store them on something that is connected over any sort of network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin C View Post
    Where do you store all of this information now?
    I store some of it in my head, some of it in Palm notes with no references as to what any particular thing is (in code). Other things are elsewhere.
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