Nokia shows us why its Lumia Windows Phones are safer than other devices

While it may be preparing to announce new Windows Phone 8.1 handsets at MWC next month, Nokia found the time to remind us, via its official Conversations blog, why its Lumias are safe devices - for both regular, and business users.

For example, a company can enable the automatic encryption of a Lumia’s internal storage “and have file encryption kick in as soon as the phone is turned on.” Moreover. since Windows Phone is the only mobile OS that comes with Information Rights Management (IRM) built-in, Microsoft Outlook can handle rights-protected docs and emails - thus, “your company’s confidential documents stay confidential, as they cannot be accidentally forwarded to your competitor’s CEO.”

Unlike Android handsets, WP devices don’t allow the installation of apps from third-party sources. You can use only apps from the Windows Phone Store, so malware and possible viruses are kept at bay.

Nokia also reminds us of the “super-secure version of Internet Explorer 10”, the Find My Phone feature, and the remote wipe capability of WP handsets. The company uploaded a short animation on YouTube to show how its Lumias can protect your data. See it below:



Our question to Windows Phone users is: do you really feel safer with your handset, rather than with, say, an Android smartphone?

source: Nokia Conversations

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93 Comments

79. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Why don't you just go to sleep SleepingOz? Why waste your sleep and come here and troll ?

66. notsobad

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Yes blackberry might be in its dying bed but it's one of the most unique and safest mobile. And although i love android for its versatility, i wonder How many flagship android mobile really dis dominant anyway? But that's also the beauty of it. It gets better every day! On the other hand, whatever iPhone or Windows phone hs, its boring and it sticks!

65. victory_zhou

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

Not only wp8 BlackBerry iphone etc theey all can do the find my phone, and as a BlackBerry owner, I once experience that when u type the password 10 times wrong, it will wipe all the data

63. notsobad

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

i don't see why android lovers and ios lovers quarrel over the only marketing strategy of wp. it was the Battery backup back then around the time of symbian, now this? those of us who knew better knew better than not to argue but to see how their propaganda affects the third world fools! LOL! But i didn't know better so i argue! ;)

62. notsobad

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

i don't see why android lovers and ios lovers quarrel over the only marketing strategy of wp. it was the Battery backup back then around the time of symbian, now this? those of us who knew better knew better than not to argue but to see how their propaganda affects the third world fools! LOL! But i didn't know better so i argue! ;)

82. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Tell me one marketing strategy Apple can use for their iPhones beside copying features from other OSes/manufacturers and calling them innovation. And explain the term "third world fools".

58. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Love my Lumias, repeat customer here. My Fortune 500 employer is transitioning from appledroidberries to Lumias now for security, lower acquisition cost, lower cost of ownership, and higher reliability.

51. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

you know what guys, if i was a hacker, i will definitely want to hack the android or IOS because it is more interesting than the WP8 which seems to be not interesting OS at all. in other words, as a hacker, i don't want to waste my time just to hack a nonsense crappy WP8. hackers don't have interest on WP8.

55. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

so because it is a crappy os you will not hack millions of bank apps? Or is it because it is very secure and is more difficult? iOS is just as popular as droid yet, iOS doesnt usually get the hack attack that droid does....or at least from what i see.

57. g2a5b0e unregistered

iOS is just as popular as Android? That was a bad assumption. Android has an over 80% worldwide market share, while that of iOS is less than 15%. Explain to me again how they fall in the same poularity bracket.

60. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

How many iOS iphones are out there? Certainly more than windows. The point being is that android holds a larger world share sure, what is their US share? I say US because it is a hotbed for wealth/numbers ability from hackers, it's just the way it is. iOS in the US shares some 40% of the market while Droid holds 50-51%. So despite this lucrative opportunity, more attacks happen on droid than any other device despite the US market share iOS holds, which holds tons and MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of lucrative bank information

61. g2a5b0e unregistered

Fair enough.

81. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Well, you know that the US isn't the only country in the world right? Besides, iOS trails WP in more than 20 countries.

49. twatts723

Posts: 7; Member since: May 22, 2013

Well, the big bad unknown sources setting can be enabled and disabled with a single click. And I've been downloading apks and zips from unknown sources for years, with no hacks!! Omg! Just use a little common sense. And, as previously stated, nobody is gonna hack a windows phone...

46. nightfury

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

lol what can they hack personal data ???..no body does banking on fones...social sites passwords..plz....

45. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

If you use a less popular platform, you will be safer because hackers will more often than not target the more popular platforms.

39. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I would say yes, mainly from the field i work in and the devices i own. While 9/10 attacks are targeted at android for obvious reasons, because of 3rd party app allowance and the open platform, it is harder to fully safe gaurd. I would say between 1-3 times a week I am having customers reset their device because of malware, or apps killing process' like a fat kid at lunch. I have yet to exchange a MS device with these issues. Do they exist? probably, but i do not see it at the rate of others.

53. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Kind of like Blackberry said, not worth coding for. If wp had the user base, and most importantly the selection of apps, it'd be in same boat. That is assuming someone turned off the safe guards of both os. Rest is, end user stupidity and if you try to protect against that, you need a walled garden, oh wait. Are the sheep in or out of the walls protection? Cause here we have a choice, do they?

56. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I agree user error is a huge portion of the problem, but that also doesnt negate the security features it does have. The last part of your comment makes no sense, i don't feel like any sort of sheep when using my 925 vs my note 3. This idea that i 'can' install 3rd party non store apps doesnt make me feel any more powerful. From my own personal experience with users of that nature, they are doing something illegal anyways, so yea it is user error i would probably say 99% of the time.

34. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I don't think Android fanboys understand the word "safe" since their Androids are never safe from hackers or viruses

37. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

You live in your own little world..!!!! :)

33. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

Why is this vid laced with Nokia Lumia as if other WPs dont have the same? Also this was available with WM

18. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

It just a phone, it's not your personal bodyguard.... Isn't it windows that's famous for viruses and Trojan etc?

24. papss unregistered

Isn't android known for that too? if you have a Lumia it can stop a mugger, bullet or any other issue due to its girth

29. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

36. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Ha ha ha... this is the limit of nonsense....

41. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Agreed... :)

69. Dastrix unregistered

It's called a joke. Look it up in the dictionary, if you have one. It *might* help you out.

83. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I know its a joke.. May be my tone was not clear.. But I was also in humour mode...

9. bhavya26

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

yes we do feel safer

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