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Old 04-17-2015, 06:03 PM
 
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Is it safe for google information to sync with phone contacts app?

My google contacts store some private information (such bank account password hint/security questions & answers). Is it safe to sync the information to cell phone? Basically, I mean if phone contacts app developer can see the information.

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Old 04-17-2015, 09:18 PM
 
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That's a risk you'll have to assess for yourself. I wouldn't put anything confidential on any cell phone.
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:47 AM
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If you're going to keep information like that on your phone, the best thing to do would be to use a password manager to keep it encrypted.

I keep my passwords encrypted with Dashlane. That way, they're both secure and unique.
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:07 AM
 
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I wouldn't keep information like that in the cloud period, let alone completely unencrypted like you are doing.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:31 PM
 
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^^ This
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:03 PM
 
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eepass2android

I use that.
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:34 PM
 
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I use that, no problem at all.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:02 PM
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I don't think that the OP's need is for a password manager. That handles the login of apps and/or websites.

The OP's question was about information that they stored inside the contacts database in the phone.
I'm guessing in the comments area for each contact.
This contact (along with all comments) are automatically sync'ed with the contacts portion of Google Mail, of the account associated with that phone.

So the question is three-fold:
1) How secure is the actual phone?
Use a PIN or swipe-gesture to log into the phone, and it's pretty well protected from unauthorized viewers).

2) How secure is the syncing?
Some phones can be set so syncing of contacts, pictures, and other stuff is only done when the phone is connected to the Internet via WiFi. So that becomes a possible weak-link. Only connect via WiFi if you are using encrypted connection. If you sync over 4/5G, then you are at risk only from a very advanced snooper, as those signals are hard to read.

3) How secure is the data, after it is stored on Google?
From the NSA? not at all. From Google, ditto. But from the average ID Theft person, it should be OK.
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