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Old 03-31-2009, 07:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Should I be worried about the April fools Virus aka Conflicker C virus infecting my Blackberry Curve 8900 on April 1? I heard that the virus only infects Windows based operatating systems but it's spread through the internet. So I wont use the internet that day but I get emails sent to me automatically. How can I turn the internet off on my BlackBerry? I've looked through all the options but cant seem to turn off the internet.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you can turn the internet off is mo0bile network


that being said, the Berry, at this time, is the is unhackable, uncrackable, and unvirusinfectable. (like my new word?)


there is no need to worry about this virus on ur BB
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Like dankarlinski says, there are no Blackberry viruses. As a Mac user and Blackberry user, I am immune to everything but the hysteria surrounding these viruses.

But it's worth repeating: There are no viruses for Blackberrys.
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Actually, the only reason macs do not get these types of viruses is because they are not popular, not because they are immune. Windows run around 90% of the pc's, therefore virus makers target them.
As for conficker getting into your blackberry, it's not likely.
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Lets not say you are immune using a MAC. Lets just say there isn't as much interest in writing a virus to infect a MAC since there are many more Windows "targets" out there and are much easier to infect.

I would not be lulled into thinking you are immune or safe or whatever. In time we will see it as more MACs invade the workplace.

The BB also might be declared very safe, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some enterprising person or group try to change that.
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Lets not say you are immune using a MAC. Lets just say there isn't as much interest in writing a virus to infect a MAC since there are many more Windows "targets" out there and are much easier to infect.

I would not be lulled into thinking you are immune or safe or whatever. In time we will see it as more MACs invade the workplace.

The BB also might be declared very safe, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some enterprising person or group try to change that.
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Lets not say you are immune using a MAC. Lets just say there isn't as much interest in writing a virus to infect a MAC since there are many more Windows "targets" out there and are much easier to infect.

I would not be lulled into thinking you are immune or safe or whatever. In time we will see it as more MACs invade the workplace.

The BB also might be declared very safe, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some enterprising person or group try to change that.
Don't be surprised. It is almost certain; just a matter of time. These type of people are dangerous for two reasons; smart, and too much time on their hands. You can bet that they are now sitting around in their parents home working on it right now. For them, it would be a badge of honor to say they broke through blackberry's security.
But for now, it is one of the most secure devices around.
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Mac's "security through obscurity" is only part of the reason there ARE NO VIRUSES for the platform. Being based on Unix is also a big part of it. The architecture of Windows is perfect for hiding/allowing viruses. The registry is like a petri dish, a perfect haven for malware and spyware.

And it's not MAC. It's Mac. We fanbois are a bit sensitive about that one.
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A very vocal 7%

So how can I protect my BlackBerry against a virus that it can't possibly get?
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Guys, I love Mac, and I agree with Rambo, but we could argue for days about it and not achieve anything except wasted bandwidth.

With that in mind, let's get back on topic. Better yet, a mod should close the thread as the question has been answered and we've re-confirmed that a BlackBerry can't get a Windows-based virus.

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A very vocal 7%

So how can I protect my BlackBerry against a virus that it can't possibly get?
What's up my ninja?
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A very vocal 7%

So how can I protect my BlackBerry against a virus that it can't possibly get?
Let my mother-in-law keep it. Not even the devil is up to her standards.
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