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Old 04-01-2010, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The 9700 is the best phone ever. I have seen and played around with many phones -- my brother-in-law is a Tmob employee (haha) and has every phone they do, and anything he doesn't have one of my tech friends has. The 9700 wins hands down.

But, the security blows. The included firewall (if you can call it that) makes the windows firewall look like something from the NSA in some implausible movie. Installing apps puts your personal data all over the place. I know what you are going to say, "Well, just don't install any apps". Well, yeah, but that is like saying get a computer but "don't install any apps". That's retarded. Furthermore, this includes all the pre-semi-installed, approved apps, and any/all the apps that are already fully installed. And I think it includes just using the BB itself. Lame.

Not to mention the GPS can be (and is) used by others to track you without you even knowing it. What kind of BS is that? I can't even control the GPS security!!! That is just plain lame. I guess if you're just another turd in the herd, then this probably doesn't bother you. "If you've got nothing to hide then you have nothing to worry about, right?" Wrong asscra[k. No one has any business tracking my location. I value my freedom and my privacy. I know that is hard to understand for a lot of you Gen Y guys/gals out there.

Anyway, starting tomorrow I am going to start researching and will learn a programming language if I have to to write the first 3rd party firewall app for BBs ever. If you have any advice I'd like to hear it. I might just share it when I am done.
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Good luck.
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ditto. This baby boomer ain't worried.

By the way, did you see the article about how popular the blackberry is in Venezuela? And it isn't because the like the media apps and games.
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Wow! Are you insane? Why is BB used by government agencies, the Department of Defense, etc? Security, that's why.

Why has there never been a virus (to date) for a BB in their entire existence? Because they're secure devices.

You make a lot of assumptions without really knowing what you're talking about. What makes the firewall so bad? Why can't you turn off GPS Location Services? Ohh, and those apps when you get your device are not installed. What you see are service books to install the apps, if you so choose. What apps "put your data all over the place"?

Where are you getting this information.

Ohh and just for Gits and Shiggles, what phones do you think have better security?
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Wirelessly posted

Careful there, js. Did you stretch first?

I think memetic is having some fun.
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Wow! How naive!

Feds xxx8216;Pingedxxx8217; Sprint GPS Data 8 Million Times Over a Year | Threat Level | Wired.com

"For those that say this is not needed I would like to take you a stroll back to 2006 when the bbproxy app and trojaned version of tic tac toe reeked havoc on corporate networks. This could of been thwarted with av or a firewall. Also as recent as this week there is another vulnerability for the blackberry that could of been stopped by some type of av if there was one developed.

blogs.zdnet.c0m/security/?p=2524 (can't post links yet, but a real good article on a recent blackberry vulnerability.)

Security is always needed where there is a will there is a way. "

3rd party firewall for blackberrys (not the actual firewall in built in the bb) - BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com
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Careful there, js. Did you stretch first?

I think memetic is having some fun.
EXACTLY.
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Wirelessly posted

Also not paranoid.
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Right.....
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This is an April Fool's Joke, right?
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I want to learn a programing language as well.... But I am a duck and we can't read or write....

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This is an April Fool's Joke, right?
That's where I'm leaning. Though it's hard to tell with all those doomsdayers showing up every so often to talk about how RIM will be out of business before we know it.
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I want to learn a programing language as well.... But I am a duck and we can't read or write....

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I think you are qualified for learning BASIC that used to run on the old GE timeshare system.
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Maybe if I got me a Commodore 64C and a Mr. T starter kit I's have better luck with the ladies......



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HEHE. Thanks for the laughs!
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Maybe if I got me a Commodore 64C and a Mr. T starter kit I's have better luck with the ladies......

http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/cfs...44.60/Mr.T.bmp

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Or you could start hanging out with Jesse James and try and pick up one of the left overs.
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Wow! I missed this one.

I needed a Saturday morning laugh!
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The 9700 is the best phone ever. I have seen and played around with many phones -- my brother-in-law is a Tmob employee (haha) and has every phone they do, and anything he doesn't have one of my tech friends has. The 9700 wins hands down.

But, the security blows. The included firewall (if you can call it that) makes the windows firewall look like something from the NSA in some implausible movie. Installing apps puts your personal data all over the place. I know what you are going to say, "Well, just don't install any apps". Well, yeah, but that is like saying get a computer but "don't install any apps". That's retarded. Furthermore, this includes all the pre-semi-installed, approved apps, and any/all the apps that are already fully installed. And I think it includes just using the BB itself. Lame.

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Anyway, starting tomorrow I am going to start researching and will learn a programming language if I have to to write the first 3rd party firewall app for BBs ever. If you have any advice I'd like to hear it. I might just share it when I am done.

wall of ramble....

go look at every cell phone from a free flip phone to a 2k smartphone every phone can be gps'ed once connected to the network.

as for your wall of text..... just wow. some people should not own technology.

do you know what a firewall is?

do you know ever cell tower has a gps location and a cell phone pings 3 when its on. so the network knows where you are and you get your call?

wow ppl are funny.
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HEHE. Thanks for the laughs!
Just remember that we are not laughing with you...
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