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Old 09-13-2004, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I led a meeting today and viruses came up. I recalled from the FAQ section at blackberry.com that said, "can a virus infect a blackberry"? and the simple answer was no.

My question is - what makes the BB immune?
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It hasn't really reached the mainstream but if ask me it's only a matter of time before hackers, virus writers etc. start going after the mobile computing platforms and smartphones.
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because viruses need to be able to execute code and they cant on bbs..

dam pc problems sorry about the two posts above
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Its a basic feature of Java - "sandbox" security model. Blackberry even takes it one step further only allowing signed APIs to access critical system features. This way they could find out where and who provided it.
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