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Old 04-21-2005, 05:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dooe sthe 7290 have a hadr disk inside it or a flash..

Does anybody now of any encrytion software for the device, so if it is stolen and someone takes it apart to retrieve data.
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No hadr disk, hard disk, or SD card. Or any removeable memory of any sort. If you set a password on the BB, the datais pretty much irretrievable without that password.

RIM is very security conscious. Read up about it.
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so your saying there is no removeable storage at all. So if the handheld is stolen there is no way they can reteive data unless they know the password.
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You got it! Further if a password is entered incorrect 10 time the devices will wipe itself of all data.
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so your saying there is no removeable storage at all. So if the handheld is stolen there is no way they can reteive data unless they know the password.
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so how does it store its data. It must use something.
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Internal Flash memory. 16 or 32 MB (earlier/CDMA models have less). Nothing *NOTHING* removeable. There is no removeable memory. There is no flash, or SD or Sony memory stick. Nothing removeable. At all. None. Zero. All memory is built into the unit.
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NSA actually conducted a test on this, and was unable to retrieve data from the device even ripping it apart and reading the chips individually.
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And if thats still not enough to make you feel safe, with 4.0 you can use the Content Protection feature to locally encrypt the data (if you don't mind a performance hit).
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Another security feature is that the handheld can automatically lock itself if left unattended for a certain amount of time, or when put back into holster.

Once the handheld locks itself, not even the NSA can get your data back off your BlackBerry. (Assuming you've used a REAL password, of course.)

BlackBerries are known to be the most secure handheld computers on the market. That's why the U.S. government uses them!
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