Cracking Code

I’m still playing around with various applications on my phone (Nokia E71) and as some of these handle email I thought it was about time I put some locks on.

On the PDA I was using before (HP iPaq) I followed the normal convention of having at least a ten digit password combining numbers and at least two words.

My instinct was to use the same for the phone. Typing this on the phone’s small keypad wasn’t a problem but as the phone locks after five minutes it turned out to be a real pain to enter it every time I wanted to do something.

Sufficed to say I’ve now swapped to a normal PIN system, with a little tweak thrown in for extra security.