BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-02-2009, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: USA
Model: 9800
PIN: N/A
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 11
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Secure data on my BB

Please Login to Remove!

When I used a Palm pda, I could hide data by marking the individual pieces of data "private". That way, if I lost my Palm, the secure info (account #s, passwords, etc.) would be safe. I had to enter a password in order to show all data. Is there a way to do something similar with info on my BB?
I can't load sensitive data without fear of losing my BB.
Thanks!
Offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 08:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
Latino Hasta La Muerte
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
Model: 7250
OS: 4.1
PIN: G!!!
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 9,044
Post Thanks: 52
Thanked 305 Times in 293 Posts
Default

You can password-protect the entire Blackberry, but not individual apps or individual memos.

Go to Options > Password and set one. And remember it! If you forget it, there is no hacking or bypassing it! Blackberrys are very secure, a big selling point. You will have to wipe your BB and start from scratch if you forget your password.
You can set a time length for timeout until the BB locks and requires the password. Mine is set to one hour. This provides me with security in case I misplace my Blackberry and doesn't get too intrusive, so I'm not required to unlock it every 5 minutes. YMMV.

Last edited by rambo47 : 02-02-2009 at 08:37 PM. Reason: Mi culo me duele.
Offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 09:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Model: None
PIN: N/A
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 1,638
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You can use password keeper for passwords, login, and account information. It's password protected independent of the device password.

Also consider robolock for the ability to lock the device if it is lost and wipe the device. You can also send a message popup and have the phone call a number.
Innovative Mobile Softwares For Business and Individuals - The D-Studio DexMobile
Search Results : Handango
Offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 09:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: USA
Model: 9800
PIN: N/A
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 11
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks, Rambo! I actually tried that when I had my Pearl (or was it my Curve?) and when I entered the password, it did not accept it! Had to wipe the phone. I know it was the correct password. Very aggravating. I've been reluctant to try that method again. Luckily, I had just backed up my BB. I was hoping there was software developed for this purpose. I can't be the only one who ditched a Palm and phone to get a combo phone/pda. Thank you, anyway!
Offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 09:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: USA
Model: 9800
PIN: N/A
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 11
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'll try that, Monkeypaw. Thanks!
Offline  
Old 02-03-2009, 10:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
takeshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Houston
Model: 8310
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 7,741
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by biggiegc View Post
I actually tried that when I had my Pearl (or was it my Curve?) and when I entered the password, it did not accept it! Had to wipe the phone. I know it was the correct password. Very aggravating. I've been reluctant to try that method again.
Strange. I've used the device password for many years on many different BB models without any issues. Make sure you're aware of whether or not you're entering alpha characters or numbers/symbols. Passwords are text fields and you aren't entering numbers/symbols unless you hold the Alt key. On a similar note, if your password is alpha characters then make sure that the Alt Lock (or Caps Lock) isn't enabled when entering your password. However, before allowing you to enter your password incorrectly 10 times (and wipe the BB) it should force you to type "blackberry" in clear text to verify that there isn't a keyboard or other issue.

Last edited by takeshi : 02-03-2009 at 10:16 AM.
Offline  
Old 02-03-2009, 12:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
jacobsaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago
Model: 9000
OS: .297
PIN: N/A
Carrier: The New AT&T
Posts: 873
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Don't forget about 'content protection'. That is a vital option that encrypts all the data once your phone is locked. (You must turn on the password with content protection.) You will notice a lock appear on your screen, when the phone is locked but the lock remains open, the data is in the process of being encrypted. When the lock closes, the data is encrypted.
__________________
RETIRED: 7230, 7290, 8700G, 8320, 8900. 9000 BOLD

Politicin' 24/7
Offline  
Old 02-03-2009, 01:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
omerremo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: BOSNA
Model: 8100
OS: newest
PIN: N/A
Carrier: no BIS ni BES
Posts: 40
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I tried to wipe my pearl using JL_Cmder. it asks for password. after I reset it and load a new OS, the password was still there! is there any way to bypass the password? have also sensitive data and can't take a risk!
Offline  
Old 02-03-2009, 02:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6.0.167
PIN: N/A
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

To tag along with the thread, how do you secure your data on the micro SD card???

I have a Bold.

TIA

John
Offline  
Old 02-03-2009, 06:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
BlackBerryForums.com Super Moderator
 
SteveO86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.280
PIN: I heard it drop!
Carrier: VZW BIS
Posts: 6,534
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jacobsaa View Post
Don't forget about 'content protection'. That is a vital option that encrypts all the data once your phone is locked. (You must turn on the password with content protection.) You will notice a lock appear on your screen, when the phone is locked but the lock remains open, the data is in the process of being encrypted. When the lock closes, the data is encrypted.
Content protection might be a bit of over kill for a person device, Content Protection will encrypt everything that is running actively, this way is someone was to take you BlackBerry apart and get to the active memory it would do them no good.
__________________
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.

Follow me on Twitter
Offline  
Old 02-03-2009, 08:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
jacobsaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago
Model: 9000
OS: .297
PIN: N/A
Carrier: The New AT&T
Posts: 873
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveO86 View Post
Content protection might be a bit of over kill for a person device, Content Protection will encrypt everything that is running actively, this way is someone was to take you BlackBerry apart and get to the active memory it would do them no good.
A small price to pay for peace of mind
__________________
RETIRED: 7230, 7290, 8700G, 8320, 8900. 9000 BOLD

Politicin' 24/7
Offline  
Old 02-03-2009, 09:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
BlackBerryForums.com Super Moderator
 
SteveO86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.280
PIN: I heard it drop!
Carrier: VZW BIS
Posts: 6,534
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jacobsaa View Post
A small price to pay for peace of mind
That's one way of looking at it, I had content protection enabled for a little while, but it interferes with BlackBerry Messenger, Media Player, and overall performance of locking/unlocking so I disabled it from mine, just didn't feel like the ends justified the means.

Also with Content Protection Enabled you can enable memory cleaning and it won't disabled itself after a battery pull, that will clear the certain key stores and etc.
__________________
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.

Follow me on Twitter
Offline  
Old 02-03-2009, 10:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Model: None
PIN: N/A
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 1,638
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DragonRider View Post
To tag along with the thread, how do you secure your data on the micro SD card???

I have a Bold.

TIA

John
Not sure if it is the same as on a Curve, but try:

Options > Media Card> Encryption Mode

Set it to one of the options there. Right below that is the option to encrypt media files like pictures as well.
Offline  
Old 02-04-2009, 06:12 AM   #14 (permalink)
BlackBerryForums.com Super Moderator
 
SteveO86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.280
PIN: I heard it drop!
Carrier: VZW BIS
Posts: 6,534
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

Wirelessly posted

Also you have 2 different types of encryption password or device.

If you set it to device then the encrypted files will only work on that device.

Password will encrypt them with your password.

Don't know if its still around but when I had used password encryption on media files, when I unlocked my phone the media player would stop the current song, and I had a problem with the video recorder.

Don't know if that's still an issue nowadays though.
__________________
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.

Follow me on Twitter
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.