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JesseJ 03-21-2005 01:39 PM

Remotely killing a device that's not on BES?
 
Is there any way to send a command to a 7780 (with the internet.com APN configured) to wipe it if it's lost, without using BES? Any third-party app?

Thanks!

jibi 03-21-2005 03:39 PM

...i would hope not. just my opinion, from a security standpoint.

Zro 03-22-2005 10:12 PM

No there is not.

If you lose a BlackBerry, best thing to do is call your carrier and have them disable the PIN. Then NO ONE can use it....even if it's unlocked and they put a new SIM in it.

Zro

JesseJ 03-23-2005 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zro
No there is not.

If you lose a BlackBerry, best thing to do is call your carrier and have them disable the PIN. Then NO ONE can use it....even if it's unlocked and they put a new SIM in it.

Zro

I was thinking more of the data stored within. If someone guessed the password for instance (I realize that is unlikely, but still). For piece of mind it would just be nice to know that my device is completely erased while in the hands of some stranger. Content Protection in 4.0 makes me feel a little better about this. My LIFE is on my blackberry!

corey@12mile 03-23-2005 01:50 PM

Zro,

That's not true... in order for something like that to be true, there would need to be a globally maintained black list, which there isn't. GSM providers all have local blacklisting (ie on their network only) but there is no global list, this is why so many stolen handsets end up in asia/africa. It is very possible for RIM to flag the PIN or IMEI number in case it is moved to a different carrier, but other than that there isn't much to be done.

dicksonw 03-23-2005 02:06 PM

I have a friend who worked at RIM and he said there is a way they can send a message to "kill" the blackberry (and if i remember correctly, i think its more than just disabling pin). However, I doubt we would have access to that functionality.


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