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[APP][4.0+] Obstructer: Phone Privacy Simplified

27th January 2014, 08:23 PM |#1  
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Everyone knows that feeling when someone asks to use your phone but you're afraid to let them because they can go through everything on it. This is a serious privacy issue within Android; there is no easy way to lend others your phone without them being able to go through it. That's why I created Obstructer, an app for Android that blocks access to your device's content when you let others use your phone. It works by disabling the home button, the recent app screen and the notification bar. This makes everything on your phone inaccessible until you enter a password that opens when the call is ended.





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Obstructer, a App for the No Device

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obstructer, obstructer, mochat9

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Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 1.2.3
Stable Release Date: 2014-01-14

Created 2014-01-27
Last Updated 2014-02-17
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14th February 2014, 08:11 AM |#2  
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This is pretty good. Could you please upload the apk to your OP so that people without Play Store access can download it as well? Thanks.
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14th February 2014, 06:47 PM |#3  
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This is pretty good. Could you please upload the apk to your OP so that people without Play Store access can download it as well? Thanks.

Sure.
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14th February 2014, 10:16 PM |#4  
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Sure.

The article I wrote on this should be up in the Portal shortly . Thanks again.
14th February 2014, 10:21 PM |#5  
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The article I wrote on this should be up in the Portal shortly . Thanks again.

Thanks!
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Hello,

I've tried this app on my Xperia Z1 Compact and I have a few security flaws: The recents button is not disabled and when using Google Keyboard, you can long press the spacebar to get into the settings app. Also, you should probably disable the camera button. The lockscreen is a major security flaw too :/ Oh yeah, and I forgot to add that it shows the Sony dialer when calling a number

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16th February 2014, 01:55 PM |#7  
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Mostly works as intended.
The main weakness of this app is that one can easily uninstall the app by going to settings from a insecure lockscreen.
A lock widget will be a great idea.

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16th February 2014, 02:05 PM |#8  
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That's interesting, it has worked on every phone I've tested. Did you set it as the default launcher?

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16th February 2014, 02:08 PM |#9  
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Huh, I never thought of that scenario. I will totally create a widget for this; that's an excellent idea. Thanks!

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