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Old 04-13-2011, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi all,

just to enquire if blackberry phone can be tracked from another blackberry phone even when it is switch off?
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No, it cannot.
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There are theories that the NSA can track your phone if the battery is in it, even powered off, and that they can even listen in through the microphone. That's all Hollywood movie nonsense and fodder for the conspiracy theorists.

When you phone is off it is no longer making contact with cell phone towers, nor is it linking to the GPS system. Off is off.
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Right, so far we don't have to worry about being tracked while the juice is still out. but once these phones are solar powered may be scenario could be different. I am wondering if a malware could run in the background and that could wake up the BB at some other times that listed under auto on/off. I hope that bug dos not exist so far.
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Right, so far we don't have to worry about being tracked while the juice is still out. but once these phones are solar powered may be scenario could be different. I am wondering if a malware could run in the background and that could wake up the BB at some other times that listed under auto on/off. I hope that bug dos not exist so far.
There are no viruses for BlackBerry. And to install any malware you'd have to purposely download it and install it, approving of all changes along the way.
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