Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
Because Bluetooth data transfer is inherently unsafe (Bluesnarfing) and RIM is a security conscious company.
Yes I agree but if all companies did that there would not even be a thing as wireless access at all. Other phones, and EVERY laptop comes with wireless and some with bluetooth, granted the default is disabled and the user gets to decide on their own to enable it or not.
Hell if you have a perminate connection to the internet that is unsafe also. There was even pictures taken from a cell phone and guess what it didn't have bluetooth on it either. That is why they have BES so you can set your own restrictions per company. If someone enables wireless on a laptop or connects their PC to the Internet and gets hacked is it the company that built the laptop or gave you the Internet access at fault or is it the person that enabled it?
It is always the person that enabled but should be the person or companies choice if they want the risk or not. There is more hacking on PC's connected to the Internet and wireless than on bluetooth. If you want security on your PC all you have to do is disconnect the NIC or wireless access to your PC and that is the only way you are secure.
Microsoft used to say they were C2 compliant if there was no NIC or modem in the server but than isn't everything complaint than without network access
There is NOTHING that can be 100% guaranteed to be secure if it is wireless and or connected to ANY network. If that was the case there would never be a need for security updates for any OS.
Also if RIM was also that tight with security wouldn't they also enable the password locking of the blackberries right out of the box? That is disabled by default and you have more risk losing your BB with it unlocked which not only give all your information out but also allows the person who finds it to be able to call anyone they want till you report it missing.
It should be a choice just like for anything else you buy cause without a choice there would never be wireless ANYTHING cause if all companies that made phones did the same thing there would never be a Bluetooth at all now would there. If all laptop companies didn't allow wireless there would be no wireless data at all either. Laptops can be locked down by the companies through policies, regular cell phones with bluetooth can't but with RIM bluetooth and everything else can with BES.