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Old 08-19-2010, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Within "Options>Security Options" there is a setting for Encryption. By default on my Bold 9650 it is set to disabled. When I enabled this feature, the Bluetooth data transfer (contacts) between my BB and my BMW car phone was stopped. I guess my car's phone does not accommodate encryption. So I disabled encryption since this phone functionality is important to me. All is now back to normal.

I understand Password Keeper uses AES encryption. Is Password Keeper encryption also turned off when I have BB encryption disabled as stated above, or does that only affect communications?

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Password Keeper is always encrypted. There's no way to turn it off.
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Thanks, Penguin. I guess that means that encryption setting applies only to Bluetooth?
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No, it doesn't apply to Bluetooth at all.
The encryption setting is encrypting the actual address book data, and your car has no way to decrypt it.
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Penguin, thanks. Never thought of that. I guess I failed to understand why encrypting contacts would be of value. If my BB is locked, encryption or not my data is safe assuming I have a strong password, no?
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If my BB is locked, encryption or not my data is safe assuming I have a strong password, no?
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