Private Mode: password recovery option

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Private Mode: password recovery option
« On:January 20, 2016, 09:45:37 PM »
Unfortunately I have forgotten my Private Mode password. Please add password recovery option for PM, otherwise I am going to lost my important private contents. I think this would be helpful for other users too.


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Re: Private Mode: password recovery option
« Reply #1 On:January 20, 2016, 11:26:31 PM »
yes.! it would definitely help all tizen users.
thanks.
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Re: Private Mode: password recovery option
« Reply #2 On:February 23, 2016, 02:39:33 PM »
Matter of fact, the password with which private mode is enabled is actually used to encrypt/hide the data and this password is store only on the device.  Hence if its lost..its lost.  There can be provisions to reset the private mode password, however the data which was hidden/secured using the previous private mode password would be erased(cannot be recovered).  Are you fine with this option?

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Re: Private Mode: password recovery option
« Reply #3 On:February 23, 2016, 02:57:33 PM »
This is actually not fine :( :(
If data is lost then there won't be difference between password reset and factory reset. Because we will be able to use the private mode again if factory reset is done even after password lost. If the data is lost it cannot be called as secured.
Now a days everything depends upon username and password. It very hard to remember hundreds of password. So password recovery is essential without data loss. Btw, why not use the mechanism which is implemented for lockscreen password?
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Re: Private Mode: password recovery option
« Reply #4 On:February 23, 2016, 04:25:12 PM »
@Jahidul, with factory reset you end up losing all the other data too(not only the private mode password).  As the private mode contents are encrypted with the password you set(which is not/cannot be stored anywhere else), there is no way to recover your private mode password(it can only be reset). 

Unlocking the lock screen via find my mobile is an entirely different scenario where no data of the user is encrypted.

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Re: Private Mode: password recovery option
« Reply #5 On:February 26, 2016, 09:22:57 AM »
Your replies encouraged me to recover my password. After too many wrong attempts, finally password matched 😊😊 I am now able to access my encrypted files. I had better write it on paper right now 😀.
Devs may code now as their own way considering best for us.
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Re: Private Mode: password recovery option
« Reply #6 On:February 26, 2016, 10:30:54 AM »
 8) good

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