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Old 10-01-2012, 04:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HI all new here, just got myself a 9320 curve, finding my way round it, i have a question, some one told me there is app you can download an track our bb's and can access texts and bbm's ?? .

I dont particulary want some one tracking my bb or readin my bbm chats, any one come across this ? , cheers for now
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Work issued BlackBerry? If not, then that someone is wrong.

I know there are a few apps owners can download to track location and monitor data. BES (Work issued devices) have features that allow a company to monitor usage, etc...

If you bought your 9320 yourself, and you have a password set and do not allow anyone to install an app on your device, you have nothing to worry about.
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Yea bought myself, not a works bery, and no one will have access to it, need to keep it away from my children, they nagged me to get a new phone

Cheers for that, got lot more questions, but 1 at atime, cheers
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so if i sit typing a text or chat bbm, some one local cant acess via wifii or bluetooth thing and read what im typing, as you can guess, new to modern technology
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With the use of any wireless network, it depends partially on the security of the AP (Access Point) and the end user. For BBM and other types of sms, I would not worry too much about using a WiFi network (As long as it is one that you trust - Work, friend, home, etc...)

Security seems to be an interest to you, so perhaps it would be best to secure your own Mobile Wireless AP (MiFi? Not sure where you live, but most NorAm carriers have mobile wireless access available for a nominal fee) Then you would not have to worry about snoops and such.

BlackBerry has the value added bonus of being secure in and of itself.
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it just that a work colleague in work had his blue tooth on, and another colleague some how accessed his phone and they started messing round, i thank you for your time and help cheers.
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A bluetooth headset can connect to a BlackBerry only if bluetooth connectivity is enabled on the BlackBerry, and only with a numberic code (the first time).

Further, it is highly unlikely that someone would be able to track your BBM conversations.
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Oh...coworkers having a go? lol

No worries, glad I could help. Have a great day!!

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Not sure about your country but in the US all carriers are required to store and save all email and text messages. Depending on what your texting, no one will care unless it's something that will attract the attention of the authorities. The other issue is some carriers allow the account owner to see sent and received text messages.
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it just that a work colleague in work had his blue tooth on, and another colleague some how accessed his phone and they started messing round, i thank you for your time and help cheers.
Check your Bluetooth settings and make sure it's set to non-discoverable. Also keep the bluetooth turned off unless you are actively using it.
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so if i sit typing a text or chat bbm, some one local cant acess via wifii or bluetooth thing and read what im typing, as you can guess, new to modern technology
If you are using an unsecured public wifi your phone wifi transmissions can be sniffed (captured) and read by someone using a packet sniffer. For your wireless network at home WPA2 is the most secure. WEP is not very secure and can be cracked easily by someone with a little knowledge. WPA is better, but WPA2 is the best.
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With the use of any wireless network, it depends partially on the security of the AP (Access Point) and the end user. For BBM and other types of sms, I would not worry too much about using a WiFi network (As long as it is one that you trust - Work, friend, home, etc...)

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BlackBerry has the value added bonus of being secure in and of itself.
In the US VZW requires a separate data plan for a Mifi. Unless the prices have changed recently, it's $50/month for 5 GB on a 4G Mifi. Not cheap. Although they have new shared data plans that may be cheaper.
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In the US VZW requires a separate data plan for a Mifi. Unless the prices have changed recently, it's $50/month for 5 GB on a 4G Mifi. Not cheap. Although they have new shared data plans that may be cheaper.
On Share Everything, adding a MiFi is only $20/mo. However, with the fact that hotspot service is included on any device that supports it, there's no real reason in my opinion to have an additional, dedicated hotspot.

When I was travelling, I would turn hotspot on through my iPad, leave it on all day, use the iPad on the plane and in the airport and still have battery when I got to the hotel that evening. I'm pretty sure I would need to hook my iPhone 5 up to a Juicepack or the like to use it as a serious hotspot, but that's still easy enough to do.
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