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Pin Scramble

  1. i5xswipe
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 11, 2014

    i5xswipe , Nov 11, 2014 :
    Kind of a cool feature coming. What are your thoughts?

    Gizmodo: Why Don't All Phones Have This Clever PIN Code Scrambler?
    http://gizmodo.com/why-dont-all-phones-have-this-clever-pin-code-scrambler-1657032136

    "An upcoming build of the CyanogenMod operating system includes a simple but brilliant security feature called "Scramble PIN Layout." It's exactly what it sounds like: a way to scramble the keypad when you unlock your phone so that people can't peek at your keystrokes and learn your PIN.

    Why don't all phones have this feature? CyanogenMod is a modified version of Androidthat takes just a bit of technical know-how to install. But the feature is so obvious and clever, there's no reason it shouldn't come with an Android or iOS device.

    If you're paranoid about somebody watching where your finger goes when you type in your PIN, this will indeed throw a wrench in their surveillance techniques. It will also throw a wrench in your ability to quickly unlock your phone, especially when intoxicated. Security doesn't come without sacrifice, though."
     

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  2. risky1301
    Lollipop Nov 11, 2014


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  3. Trevsterx
    Froyo Nov 13, 2014

    Trevsterx , Nov 13, 2014 :
    enabled this yesterday. As with all the best ideas it's so simple but brilliant. Makes the process of entering the PIN in a crowded place so much more secure.
     

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  4. smrtphn
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 13, 2014

    smrtphn , Nov 13, 2014 :
    @cyanogen, why not scramble every single time you press a key?

    AND add more digits?

    0 1 2 3
    4 5 6 7
    8 9 A B
    C D E F

    anyway, just a suggestion...
     

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  5. teqnix
    Lollipop Nov 13, 2014


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  6. scrivz69
    Jelly Bean Nov 13, 2014


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  7. ron1967
    Gingerbread Nov 13, 2014


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  8. smrtphn
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 13, 2014

    smrtphn , Nov 13, 2014 :
    its on cyanogenmod already...

    its built in
     

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  9. ron1967
    Gingerbread Nov 13, 2014

    ron1967 , Nov 13, 2014 :
    Yeah....that's good that it is. Just thought it'd be nice to have a standalone apk. :)
     

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  10. ron1967
    Gingerbread Nov 13, 2014

    ron1967 , Nov 13, 2014 :
    I just updated manually to 44 and now have it setup. That's the best way around it. :)
     

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  11. i5xswipe
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 13, 2014

    i5xswipe , Nov 13, 2014 :
    Is it baked into 11S 44 already?
     

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  12. aris
    Jelly Bean Nov 13, 2014

    aris , Nov 13, 2014 :
    ATMs should have pin scramble option too. It will be more secure.
     

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  13. i5xswipe
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 14, 2014

    i5xswipe , Nov 14, 2014 :
    They should, but they are all prioprietary and likely just upgraded from Windows 95 to XP. Might be a while before they get a modern operating system for such advanced features ;)
     

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  14. smrtphn
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 14, 2014

    smrtphn , Nov 14, 2014 :
    @Carl, maybe escalate and bring this up at oneplus?
     

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  15. ron1967
    Gingerbread Nov 14, 2014

    ron1967 , Nov 14, 2014 :
    It is. It's in the lock type choice. Just choose the Pin option and in the options for it, put a checkmark in scramble numbers. Pretty easy. :)
     

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  16. i5xswipe
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 15, 2014

    i5xswipe , Nov 15, 2014 :
    Thanks, my OPO was suppose to be delivered today. I am out of town naturally. Can't wait to play.
     

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  17. A1541464696972
    Cupcake Nov 25, 2018


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  18. B_Wrath
    Junior Moderator Junior Moderator Nov 25, 2018

    B_Wrath , Nov 25, 2018 :
    You just bumped a four year old thread! And on the wrong section! Don't do that!
     

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  19. A1541464696972
    Cupcake Nov 25, 2018


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  20. A1541464696972
    Cupcake Feb 5, 2019

    A1541464696972 , Feb 5, 2019 :
    Will bump it again because does not make sense You just bumped a four year old thread! And on the wrong section! Don't do that!

    Just give an answer or give right section ?
     

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