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PDA security should be a serious concern for every handheld device user. PDAs are very portable, making them easy targets for thieves and are easily misplaced or lost. In fact, there are publicly available free programs or "hacks,"such as "No Security," that allow anyone to bypass the default Palm OS security system.
PDABomb automatically and securely locks a Palm OS-based PDA device and provides an easy-to-use interface and flexible protection alternatives. PDABomb is the only comprehensive security product available for the Palm OS that locks down potential security holes. It disables any data transfer mechanisms such as HotSyncÂ® and IrDa port, so that there is no way to retrieve information without a password. Your information is secure even if the device is reset.
PDABomb provides flexible encryption options to protect the userâ??s databases. You can choose which databases to protect. This includes both standard Palm OS application databases, such as Address and Datebook, as well as third party application databases. You can also choose from different encryption algorithms (fast or slow) and whether to encrypt only private records or all records.
You can also choose to either allow unlimited password attempts, or activate the "bomb." Once activated, the "bomb" will allow a limited number of attempts (3-10) to enter a password successfully. Once an unauthorized user reaches that limit trying to crack the owner's password, PDABomb will completely delete all the PDA's data and applications, effectively preventing would-be information thieves access to any personal or classified information. All information, of course, can be easily retrieved by restoring a back up or syncing the device to the owner's computer system.
PDABombâ??s features include:
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