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Old 07-08-2008, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently lost my Blackberry 8700c and had Cingular disable it immediately. I have tracked that there has been no activity (email, voice or data) since it was lost. If someone has found it and was able to get past my password, would my emails in my inbox (which is synced to my company's outlook) be compromised?

If not, are there other actions I should take to ensure that my data is safe?

I appreciate your advice.
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are sync'd to your corporate email, your BES admin can send an erase command to it. But to answer your question, yes your email will be compromised *IF* they get past your password. They only have 10 chances though, then your device will wipe itself after 10 failed attempts.
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if they were able to get your password in 10 attempts yes, any emails on the device are still there. if its cut off, it would only be any past emails. If you are on a corporate BES you should have contacted your IT department and they can wipe the handheld remotely. But since you have disabled the account there isnt anything that can be done now.
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I'm worried that it may not have been locked when I lost it. Would whomever found it be able to download all of my emails for their use?
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Also-- thanks for your replies. It was probably locked, but I am just worried.
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The best thing to do would have been to have your company kill the device first before having ATT turn off the service. Always contact your company first when this happens.
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If you had a password, did you have a security timeout? if so then you *should* be ok as long as that timeout elapsed.
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I did have a security timeout; however, I cannot recall whether I turned that off recently. I am so used to locking it immediately after using it-- I am sure that it was locked.

Unfortunately, my IT department was not helpful and told me that I should disable it. I am now working with Blackberry to see if there is anything I can do.
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