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Old 11-25-2008, 08:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Every once in a while I install an app to my Pearl and when i launch it, I get the error message that the app is connecting to a location both within and outside the firewall which is prohibited by my IT policy. I have no IT policy on my BB, so this doesn't make sense. If I turn off the firewall, that will allow the app to work. My questions are:
1. what danger am I potentially setting my self up for if I run a BIS BB with the firewall disabled??
2. The BB is not subject to the same issues that a regular computer is w/o a firewall enabled is it?
Also, 3. what causes that error message anyway?? and can editing app permissions in the security screen keep apps from throwing this error? Thanks for the help.
T-Mobile BlackBerry 8700g Pearl on BB OS 4.5
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