Hello everyone! Today's article appeared at the request of one of my YouTube subscribers. At first I thought that he was joking, but after some time I myself faced a similar situation - my phone was taken for a "search". Background: I have a Telegram channel, where we, together with subscribers, communicate and share interesting things with each other news, and from time to time we solve technical issues, if someone encountered a problem that cannot be solved on our own can. One guy is (was) a human rights defender and several times was faced with the fact that his phone was seized for search. I had to unblock it and show all the contents, otherwise they would detain him and he would not get home today (from his words). Two years ago, when he wrote to us about it in the chat - frankly speaking, we all laughed together, they say, do not be silly, according to the law, this cannot be! Court, and only then check the contents of the phone and do not forget about the secrecy of correspondence, etc. In short, everyone then wanted to seem smart, but now I'm a little ashamed in front of him. Just a couple of years ago, such stories seemed like some kind of fiction, but now I'm on the same Zen for a couple once came across articles that described similar situations and actions that should be taken "victim".
This article is presented for informational purposes only and is not a call to action. The program is officially available in the Russian Google Play store - no need to change the region or any additional actions on the part of the user to download it. This is just an article-instructions on how to work with it.
What exactly did my subscriber ask me for?
He needed a program that would allow him to delete some files from it while unlocking the smartphone and folders of a personal or professional nature in automatic mode (that is, without his participation, but by his hidden team). He would not want this data to appear in front of anyone's eyes and could become the property of the "public".
Was wrong. I confess. Here's how to do it... (example of the program's protection mechanism)
You have 2 keys (or pin codes) to unlock your smartphone:
- normal key that unlocks the phone normally
- and "emergency" when you enter which will delete specific files from the memory card and internal storage of your phone (standard mode) | or the entire device memory will be cleared (safe mode) | or, in the case of multiple attempts to find the correct password to unlock the phone, all data will also be deleted from it (the number of attempts you specify yourself, auto mode)
Now a modern smartphone is a hub - all my data is stored in the cloud, and the phone is only a means for viewing and temporary storage (this temporary storage is the biggest security hole in your personal data). Dropbox, Google Drive and other cloud storage are often owned by Western "partners" who have a fairly clear position, with regards to the privacy of personal data - it is not for nothing that Western IT giants are forced to store user data on the territory Russia... In short, you understand my position - the phone is constantly synchronized with the server: photos, documents, contacts, applications (and their settings) and much more are stored somewhere over the horizon. I bought a new phone, indicated the data from my account, and now, after 15-20 minutes, the new phone becomes my beloved "old" one.
Free software that will keep all your personal data safe.
I will explain in detail the principle of its operation and the setup process (it has been translated into Russian, but the instruction itself is not, for this reason, not everyone understands how to use it correctly). After installing the program (the link to download it, as always, at the very end of the material), you need to go to its properties. First of all, allow it to run in the background, then provide access to the Android storage and disable all energy saving mechanisms of your shell in relation to the program "Datawipe".
We launch the program. First of all, we will be asked to choose the type of password: a pattern, or a combination of numbers and letters. I am using the first one. Now all the attention is on the pictures below! Inside the program itself, there are no instructions for working with it, and if you do not have a desire to independently deal with the utility by trial and error, then listen to me carefully | I'll put everything on the shelves:
NOTE on the "Settings"under the password selection. We are interested in the menu item "Attempts to enter the wrong password for a reset". This setting item is responsible for activating automatic mode - if someone tries to determine your password by brute-force, then after 1-2-3-4-5 attempts (the quantity you choose) the data from your phone will be deleted in accordance with the selected settings.
Now go to the third screen "LOCKED APPS". Here you need to uncheck the "Screen lock"and choose from the list of available applications several pieces that you will use as" bait ". If, under pressure, you are asked, for example, to unblock the WhatsApp or Telegram messenger, or something else, then the case smells fried. I will outline the whole situation in more detail: someone** launches WhatsApp - program "Datawipe"reacts to this after 2 seconds (there is some delay for the program to prepare for the" emergency "mode) and overlays its lock screen over your chats. This someone asks you to unblock the messenger. You are using a fake password (allegedly you made a mistake due to excitement and indicated the wrong combination), "Datawipe"launches data destruction protocols, and at this time you use the correct password so as not to arouse any suspicion - this someone is viewing the contents of your chats, and"Datawipe"hidden in the background destroys all data on the phone (or some specific files, depending on your settings). This is how it works.
I use VKontakte and WhatsApp as bait. Instead of the Telegram messenger, I use the third-party Plus client - as it turned out, due to the very shallow knowledge of some "specialists", for them there is only the "Telegram" program (and they never even talk about alternative clients heard). So here's a life hack for you | change the icon and signature to it, or use third-party software.
We select the data for liquidation (the very first screen "Files"). Here we are offered to select specific data for deletion - the button "TO ADD A FILE"(they are added not one at a time, but in whole groups, so you don't have to manually select each file separately | you can specify the contents of an entire folder). Or check the box next to "Destroying all data on the phone"- then the utility"Datawipe"you will need to issue administrator rights.
That's all. The utility takes up a little less than 10 megabytes, works in the background and its activity does not affect the performance of the smartphone in any way! A wonderful program that
*supports work both on a tablet and on a smartphone and on absolutely any Android device with OS version 4.3 and higher.
**means any person who, under pressure, forces you to unlock your smartphone | interesting fact, police officers have the right to carry out an external examination of your phone (p. 16 Art. 13 of the Federal Law "On Police"), but cannot unlock the screen or require you to pass a password from the device [source: https://clck.ru/VWZ2A]
Link to a miracle "Datawipe"(Google Play) >I have a download link, just click on the text<
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