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Old 09-04-2008, 08:52 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:20 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I had my own BB wiped 'cause I couldn't remember a complicated password I set when I was half-sleeping. I just had to watch it wipe itself. No problem, I had everything backed up.
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In addition to securing your device with strong passwords, you should also examine any online email accounts you have. Be sure those passwords are changed as well, and check the forwarding section to be sure that he hasn't set up a forwarding address. This would circumvent any security on the device, as the breach would occur before the email hit your device. i.e. a forwarding address would essentially "CC" him on any email you get, as it is sent to your device.
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:34 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (T-Mobile 8120)

Jeez.. Would someone really be THAT crazy?
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:36 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Jeez.. Would someone really be THAT crazy?
LOL.. watch the news much? Read a paper? People are indeed that crazy.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:27 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Okay. I had a password set on my BB b/c alot of my friends just kept going through stuff on my phone. I was sitting at my computer and I got a txt and my phone locks pretty fast so it was locked. I went to enter the same password I have used for months and it said it was incorrect. Frustrated I tried again, and yeah we all know 10 tries and your done. So since I have everything backed up on memory cards and sim cards I let it wipe out my phone. Nobody at my house has my password nor would they be able to try and guess because it is beside me or in my hands at all times. Can someone hack in and change your password? How does that happen? I feel nervous about it.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:44 AM   #27 (permalink)
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AFAIK the only way someone can change your password is if they get ahold of it when it unlocks and change it then.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:02 AM   #28 (permalink)
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you can make the passwords as secure as possible, but there is a piece of software that I am using called Unite This. It is like a mini BES. All you have to do is activate by attaching the phone to a USB (in simplest terms) and the computer. The admin then will have power to wipe, change lock password, push/pull files to a shared folder, monitor phone logs, web logs, etc. Its a blackberry made app. If in your service books you have "Unite This!" or something similar to that, you have that installed on your phone. also if you are not on BES, then your firewall should be disabled. If on BES or Unite This!, it will be locked. just a thought....

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Old 01-20-2009, 11:58 AM   #29 (permalink)
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AFAIK the only way someone can change your password is if they get ahold of it when it unlocks and change it then.
Well actually in order to change the past word u have to type in the original pass word.
Blackberry has thought of everything :D
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The basic level of encryption with the Blackberry OS is 2048 bit. That's some serious sh!t. Even the NSA needed a back door installed at RIM (remember those BB outages last year?) in order to get BB users' information in a timely fashion. So if the NSA needed help, I'd call the Blackberry pretty much "hack proof".
But wasn't the BB deemed not secure enough by the Secret Service for Obama to keep his? Nothing is really hack proof.

There are two keys to this - physical and remote access to the device. If you lose the device physically then your only hope is password protect it just like any device. As far as remote access goes, it all depends if there is a way to remote connect to the device. I assume there is a way to do this for every phone since any decent corporate mobile offering will have a way to not only update devices remotely but also wipe them remotely in case of theft.

Actually there is another option I hadn't thought of - the reading of what is transmitted via the phone. I have no clue on this but I would imagine there are ways to read what is said or transmitted by a phone unless the phone encrypts everything. Or maybe that is just in spy movies.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:22 PM   #31 (permalink)
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LOL! if they gave me one, they really don't care who they hand them out to.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:37 PM   #32 (permalink)
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But wasn't the BB deemed not secure enough by the Secret Service for Obama to keep his? Nothing is really hack proof.
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That was not due to security so much, but moreso the Presidential Papers Act which preserves any document the President writes or communicates during his term in office. The BlackBerry, because of its security, makes it much more difficult to do.

And, they, the SS and the staff, doesn't want the President popping off emails and text to just anyone, "Hey baby, meet you at nine", know what I mean?

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Actually there is another option I hadn't thought of - the reading of what is transmitted via the phone. I have no clue on this but I would imagine there are ways to read what is said or transmitted by a phone unless the phone encrypts everything. Or maybe that is just in spy movies.
It is encrypted. Don't worry, it is.

But, yes there is always the coming chance.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:43 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Hack Proof for now.. *Knocks on wood* .. Of course you have to take normal measures..
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:56 PM   #34 (permalink)
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So the Blackberry was TOO SECURE for President Obama. I guess it's secure enough for me.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:04 PM   #35 (permalink)
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And, they, the SS and the staff, doesn't want the President popping off emails and text to just anyone, "Hey baby, meet you at nine", know what I mean?
Crap, so he's not coming. That explains why it is an hour past nine and no Obama. It doesn't explain why he is calling me baby, I am a guy...
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