Security, How to encrypt Windows Mobile devices

This page provides instructions on how to encrypt a Windows Mobile device.

WARNING: When encrypting a device, it is imperative that you remember the password/PIN used to encrypt the device. If you forget the password/PIN, all data on the device will be lost.

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It's important to point out that while encryption is enabled on your mobile device, the operating system and your data stored in the local storage will be encrypted, but device encryption will not encrypt data that you stored on an SD card. As such, it's highly recommended that you not save sensitive data on a removable storage, as anyone could easily remove the storage and have unrestricted access to that data from any computer.

Furthermore, you need to be careful when to choose to enable this feature, as it's possible that encrypting your device may cause some issues, such as problems with emails not synchronizing with your phone.

Keywords:encryption, research data, Windows phone, tablet, Microsoft,   Doc ID:69255
Owner:Security S.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2016-12-07 12:32 CDTUpdated:2017-09-28 09:34 CDT
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