11-25-2008, 07:27 AM
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| | Stolen Blackberry Curve w/ Disabled SIM - Still Email Access?
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I had my Curve stolen this past Saturday night, and I immediately called AT&T (my carrier) to report it stolen. I asked them if they could remotely disable the device, they said no, so I just had them disable the SIM card. I regret not putting any emergency-kill software on it, so I couldn't remotely kill it myself, and I didn't have BES. I also never obtained the IMEI/PIN numbers, so I was out of luck in that aspect.
So out of precaution, I checked my blackberry back ups to make sure I didn't have any sensitive information in my phone (hidden in texts/emails/etc). I also changed passwords for my email accounts, online banking accounts, etc, even my facebook account. I submitted a fraud alert to credit bureaus and canceled credit cards or put them on hold. So I thought I did everything I could, right?
I checked Gmail a few hours ago, and I noticed that its access log shows the account being accessed through a mobile device earlier yesterday (Monday). How is this possible? My mobile forwards were set up only with the correct username and password. After I changed my password, would the emails still be forwarded to the stolen Curve? Can the Curve still access my email account? Or was it just trying to access my email account?
I got really scared/paranoid, so I am posting here to seek some peace of mind (or at least to get confirmation either way). It would be great if anyone can help me out and explain the situation to me.
Thank you! And I posted a WTB notice in case someone wants to sell me a used Curve. As skeptical as I am with PDA devices (and the potential for identity theft/fraud attacks thanks to all the info/access to info they contain), my Curve was very dear to me, and it hurts to live without it ;p
Last edited by happyroach : 11-25-2008 at 07:28 AM.