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



1. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

As a Lumia owner , I do feel safer.

31. adecvat

Posts: 644; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

No one need WP. Even thieves :)

42. nightfury

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

lol ...:)

50. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

I know right! Silly 40 mil ppl who bought a Windows Phone device!

59. IntroduceMe

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

i m one of them silly ppl........................... but i brought this jus becos of curiosity of window os

52. 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.

54. g2a5b0e unregistered

Wow. It's so obvious that you are the biggest liar ever. You don't even get any points for effort.

90. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

me? liar? of what?? by saying WP is not interesting at all? WP is crap OS?? no dude its true! and you know it yourself! thats why WP is always behind Android and IOS!

91. g2a5b0e unregistered

I thought you said you are a hacker. I realize now that I misread that. My bad. I meant this as a response to comment #90.

72. Dastrix unregistered

LOL you don't say. You're not even a hacker. Get a life sucker!

2. kostas12ldb

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

The only reason I feel safer with a WP8 device is because devices running it are not targeted by hacks/viruses/frauds as much as the most popular android platform... (Proud owner of an HTC One)

10. DFranch

Posts: 555; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Hey, you just described Apples entire desktop security model for the past 25 years.

15. kostas12ldb

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

Exactly. No-one would even care for 5% of the computer users (MacOSX users) worldwide. 80%(+) is a much more profitable choice! (5% was 4-5 years ago if I remember correctly...)

17. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Mac is 10% (and growing fast) these days.

40. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Maybe in you dreams: it has about 7%.

27. SleepingOz unregistered

Right hackers, like most people out there have no interest in WP.

47. papss unregistered

I see you still coming with trolling comments? Nice

71. Dastrix unregistered

Haha, it comes out of him, but sadly, comes back on him. Pun intended.

76. SleepingOz unregistered Here you go buddy..

88. Dastrix unregistered

Decent attempt, but unfortunately, I'm afraid the link contains infected crap from Lagdroid that could compromise my system. I do apologize for the inconvenience, but please, do describe vividly, the content therein, since you're already in that crap. I know that it hurts for you. I take it you forgot your Google condom. Here's some Kit Kat cream. Rub it in. Might pass for something gross.

75. SleepingOz unregistered

And seems like they still make your butt hurt. Nice!

14. designerfx

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I'm amused the article reads like a press release. I'm guessing that's all it is, as opposed to actual safety metrics. MS as a first party doesn't do well with security, and merging mobile + desktop into a single OS actually enables more security risks.

32. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

That would be bad... same virus for your phone, tablet and PC.

3. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

It’s safe against thieves as one would even steal it.

4. poikilo

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

+1 Ouch

16. Dastrix unregistered

Of course, so many M$ and Nokia patents draining money out of Lagdroid! No wonder!

25. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Lagdroid, you seem to be stuck in 2010.

67. Dastrix unregistered

No, sadly I'm not.

84. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

No, he's not!! I own a Moto X, Kit Kat inside, as you know, and that sucker stutters and lags. My SGNx with JB, smooth as butter for the first month, now well, see above. I will say, if you haven't used an iOS device in minute, the lag and stutter becomes negligible and you become used to it. Having said that, I will not give up the freedom Android offers, its biggest strength.

35. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

still failing & getting bankrupted

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