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Old 12-29-2008, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to help a victim of a stalker who somehow is copying all her SMS messages and then sending them to her friends (in a 'show-off' way). It has the police baffled and I've been asked to help (I'm a P.I.). I do cellular forensics but spyware is new to me. The suspect has not been arrested because they cannot find anything to connect to him. Client is a wreck to say the least.

Does anyone know of any spyware that works with a BB other than FlexiSpy? How about 'Forwarding' type apps that reroute the calls and SMS's to a website?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to get a handle on this!

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Old 12-29-2008, 03:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the BBForums... I think you have already gotten some small direction from me on this. Good luck.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes I did, thank you. I've been researching this thing for the past few days and am about crosseyed. LOL Trying to get as many leads as I can!
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Read this and referring article as well. You might learn something--especially from the comments AFTER the article.

Fiveā€”no, four good security tipsxxx8230; from CSOonline.com | BlackBerryNews.com
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Did they ever use

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Old 12-29-2008, 04:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh snap! There's another one I'm gonna have to test!
Thatzmister2u, do you know how this bugger works?
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Oh snap! There's another one I'm gonna have to test!
Thatzmister2u, do you know how this bugger works?
From what I know about it (which is very little) it is just an SMS archiving service but if running it would mean that the SMS are stored elsewhere for someone to get into.

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Also, does this person backup the device using a PC? If so, are you certain that someone has not gained access to that? If they did get access they could use ABC Amber to convert the backup files.
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I viewed txtforward from pocket electric do the job! Forward all sms to an email address!
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If you find out the answer, please come back and let us know!
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Wirelessly posted (Curve 8350i)

If you have the ability to obtain a subpoena, the wireless carrier can trace the messages and might be able to provide additional insight.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yes Zen, that is true. We have had problems in this arena from time to time due to lack of funding on the client's part and/or lack of cooperation from those who are able to get the subpoenas. It's frustrating for me to see what CAN be done and then have to deal with those with no concern or who wish to drag their heels.
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Do you want spyware for the Blackberry? Or and Anti-Spyware app? They're two different things. And the only way I see this happening, is if the owner of the phone is using a program that gives an open door to the hacker to get into it, or the hacker them self has had time to work on the device. If you want someone to check her phone, get the IT guy at your job to check the blackberry. It's programmed in Java. If he knows programming, he can find an error, or a back door in the actual code.
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The OP is trying to help someone who may have a spy app on their BlackBerry. There are only 2 or 3 such applications that work on BlackBerrys. There are no backdoors on the BlackBerry -- it is a very secure device. The only way a spyware program can get on a BlackBerry is if someone has physical access to the device.
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I am also a PI and dealing with the same type of issue. Have any of you found a way to effectively detect the spyware if it is there or do I just need to tell her to wipe her device and start over with a secure password.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Wipe it out and use a VERY secure password that someone close to them would not guess.
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NJ's the is best advice.

Wipe the device:
How do I wipe the BlackBerry using Jl Cmder? - BlackBerryFAQ

Then set a password as advised.

Do a complete backup of the device first using Desktop Manager, and then after the OS is restored to the device, use DM to Restore/Advanced only the address book, calendar, etc., as none of that is going to have any spyware in it.

If you want to do a first look at Options > Advanced > Applications, if there is any spyware loaded on the device you might noticed some odd application there. Ask here if you do, stating the name of the app in question.

Finally, the ex-husb may just know here email account password. Tell her to change that pw as well.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:46 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Finally, the ex-husb may just know here email account password. Tell her to change that pw as well.
Additionally, you should check the email account for any forwarding rules that may have been setup. If the email account password is changed, yet a forwarding rule exists, the 3rd party will continue to receive messages without knowing the new password. They just won't be able to affect any changes to the forwarding once the password is changed.
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True, CO_BBTechie, thanks.

There are so many places to look first, before the BlackBerry, for spyware or NON-syware that will simply do what one needs to have knowledge of another personal electronic communications.

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thanks for the help guys. this is all new to me.
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