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Re: [opensuse] Re: copy from encrypted system without password?
On 2016-05-01 20:12, John Andersen wrote:
On 05/01/2016 05:44 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
So you have to enter the pin code for phone service (it protects the SIM
card), and the passphrase for the storage. Makes sense.

Almost nobody does that anymore. Its kind of pointless, since most modern
phones don't store anything on the sim except tower connection data.

It used to be you could store your phone contacts there, but only 250
bare-bones contacts can be stored on the largest of sims, and phone
companies usually supply just the smallest size sim card. 35K.

There's just no point in protecting it these days.

Er... maybe you misunderstood: the "data" I refer to is not data on the
SIM, but on the storage card. The PIN protects the SIM; even if no data
is stored there, it protects the ability to connect to your phone
provider network, because there is a contract with money involved. You
could find yourself with the responsibility of having to pay a one
thousand dollars/euros bill for phone calls you did not do.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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